Music stars head to Ipswich

SOME of classical music's most promising young stars are heading to Ipswich to compete in the East of England Young Musicians' Competition.This new competition is being run by Trianon Music Group in association with the City of London Sinfonia at Ipswich School on March 1.

By Jo Macdonald

SOME of classical music's most promising young stars are heading to Ipswich to compete in the East of England Young Musicians' Competition.

This new competition is being run by Trianon Music Group in association with the City of London Sinfonia at Ipswich School on March 1.

The overall winner of the competition will receive a 'platform for performance' when they are invited to perform as a soloist with both the Trianon Symphony Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia.


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They will also be awarded £500.

The standard of entries into the competition is extremely high and people who go along to watch are promised captivating performances full of passion, enthusiasm and superb musicianship.

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And it will be a chance to see some potential professional musicians of the future.

Trianon is no stranger to running competitions. Previous winners of contests include many names now well known both on the national and international circuit.

One such person is Anthony Marwood who was described by one US magazine as "one of the finest young violinists now before the public". He won the Trianon Music Group's Strings Competition in 1983.

The East of England Young Musicians' Competition takes place at the Great School, Ipswich School, (via the Ivry Street entrance) on March 1. The first round sessions will start at 9am and 1pm with the final taking place at 7pm.

Tickets cost £2.50 to £5 (Trianon members and children aged 16 or younger get into the first round free) and are available at Music World, Queens Street, Ipswich.

For more information contact the competition secretary on 01359 251976.

Weblink: www.tmg.org.uk

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