We had a fantastic day at our 2022 young musician of the competition at St. Mary’s Church Sandbach. Well done to all the young musicians, you were AMAZING!!! Thank you to Nichola Hunter for adjudicating and to Deputy Mayor of Sandbach Cllr Kathryn Flavell for presenting the prizes to the winners. Such an impressive display of musical talent by young musicians in Cheshire.
Sandbach Concert Series Young Musician of the Year competition
Online Preliminary Round – closing date 5th December 2022
Final 4th February 2023 at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach
Send your application and video in by Sunday 5th December 2022
The First Round will be an online format – where you will be requested to record yourself and send a video to SCS for adjudication.
There are three age categories
Up to 10 years
FIRST ROUND – submit an unedited video of an own choice piece live performance of up to 5 minutes maximum duration.
All entrants will be notified by 5th January 2023 whether they have been selected for the Finals.
The competition final will take place on 4th February at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach 2023.
Up to 10 years category – own choice piece live performance of up to 5 minutes maximum duration. 10-14 years category – own choice piece live performance of up to 7 minutes maximum duration. 14-18 years category – own choice piece live performance of up to 8 minutes maximum duration.
You can play the same music in the first and final rounds if you wish.
The winner of each category will win a cash prize and a trophy
This competition is open to instrumentalists and singers.
Entrants should be 18 years old or less at the time of their application.
Entries are invited from young people (of school age) who either live or study* within the catchment area shown on the map.
The catchment area is broadly anywhere within a 9-mile radius of the centre of Sandbach.
A list of towns on the boundary of this area is shown below.
*Examples of eligibility:
1) If you live in the catchment area you are eligible for entry to the competition.
2) If you live outside the catchment area but come to school within it then you are eligible.
3) If you both live and go to school outside the catchment area, but attend private music lessons within the catchment area, then you are eligible.
The eligible towns/villages at the outer edge of the area are broadly as follows (starting in the North and moving clock-wise):
Lower Peover, Parkgate, Chelford, Siddington, Marton, North Rode, Timbersbrook, Biddulph, Kidsgrove, Goldenhill, Chesterton, Wrinehill, Betley, Walgherton, Nantwich, Wettenhall, Winsford, Davenham, Broken Cross, Plumley.