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The Latest BIMC News

Amy Dickson (BIMC 2020) scheduled for 40th Anniversary return

 



Twice GRAMMY nominated Saxophonist, Amy Dickson is scheduled to return to Bromsgrove for BIMC's 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Saturday, 4th April 2020. Amy won The Bromsgrove in 2002 and has since gone on to worldwide acclaim. Amy will be performing a specially composted piece just for us so this is one event not to miss. Tickets will be released in due course via our website and on social media. 

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A Concert with BIMC 2019 Winner, Hyungi Lee



Hyungi Lee returns to Bromsgrove for a concert at the Artrix Theatre on Friday, 8th November 2019 (8.00pm).

Hyungi Lee was born in South Korea and came to the UK at the age of 12. She has studied at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music and she won the percussion category final in the 2012 BBC Young Musicians Competition. Hyungi will be playing a range of percussion instruments during her recital.

Tickets via the Bromsgrove Concerts website: http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/concert_details/73

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A concert with BIMC 2018 Winner, Luke Jones

 



A concert with BIMC Winner 2018, Luke Jones (Piano), to be held in Routh Concert Hall, Bromsgrove School on Friday, 27th September 2019 (8.00pm).

Debussy: Images Book 1
Ravel: Miroirs
Schumann: Waldsenen Op 82
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 84

Since Luke Jones won the Bromsgrove Competition in April 2018, his career has continued to blossom. He has won the Kerr Memorial Prize from the Royal Overseas League and a scholarship which enables him to continue his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music on to the Master's programme. He has featured twice in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concert programme in the 2018-19 season, in both recital and concerto performances.

Tickets via the Bromsgrove Concerts website: http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/concert_details/71

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2019 Finalists' Concert



Congratulations to Hyungi Lee (marimba) who has won BIMC 2019. Well done also to our runners up, Oliver Wass (harp) and Maxim Kinasov (piano). 

The Sir John Manduell Prize went to Michael Matthews (guitar) and the Accompanists Prize was awarded to Matthew Leung. 

Raymond Wui Man Yiu was awarded Highly Commended during the semi-final.


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Bromsgrove Platform past winner excels in an international maths contest

During Easter holidays, Naomi Bazlov who won the Senior platform in 2018 travelled to Ukraine to take part in the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad. This is one of the most prestigious mathematical problem solving competitions worldwide, attended by 36 European countries and a number of teams from other continents. Naomi was selected as one of the top four in the UK to be included in the UK national team, and was awarded an Olympiad Silver medal for her personal result in the contest.

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Emily Sun awarded Tagore Gold Medal

 

Congratulations to former BIMC winner and Honorary Ambassador Emily Sun who recently received the Tagore Gold Medal from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Emily, you are going from strength to strength and everyone at BIMC is very proud of you!

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BIMC 2019 Finalists' Concert - Tickets Now Available

 



Tickets for the BIMC 2019 Finalists' Concert have now been released.

Get your tickets for Saturday, 13 April here

Entry to the preliminary rounds is free from 9-12 April.

The schedule for each day will be published on our website

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The Late Donald Hunt

Our Deputy Chairman, Alastair Moseley, represented the Trustees of BIMC at the memorial service, held at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday 19th January 2019, for Donald Hunt, one of our Founders who sadly died in 2018.

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Jamal Aliyev at Classic FM Live



Former BIMC winner, Jamal Aliyev will be appearing at Classic FM Live this coming April 2019. Sir Karl Jenkins will conduct the orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall in his own works Adiemus and the Benedictus from The Armed Man, with cellist Jamal as the soloist. Click here for more information.

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BIMC Branded Bags

The BIMC committee are pleased with their new branded bags. Make sure you stop by the Young Musicians’ Platform and The Bromsgrove competition in February and April 2019 respectively to get your hands on one! ‬

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 



We were delighted to join our donors and supporters for 2018 BIMC Winner, Luke Jones’ Piano Recital in the magnificent Bradshaw Hall at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Our guests were also treated to a buffet lunch in the Organ Room, before meeting with Professor Julian Lloyd Webber.

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BIMC Winner's Recital 

The Orchestra of the Swan are putting on a series of concerts in collaboration with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. On 19 June 2019, our BIMC 2018 winner, Luke Jones will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. To find out more and to book tickets, please visit the RBC website: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/oots-a-celebration-of-new-talent


Andrew Griffiths conductor
Luke Jones piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1
New short work by a Conservatoire Composition student
Conservatoire Concerto prize winner concert
Thea Musgrave Green

Luke Jones, winner of the Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition 2018 performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1, premiered in 1803 with the composer himself as the soloist. One of the Royal Conservatoire of Birmingham’s rising stars, winner of the Conservatoire Concerto Prize, will also join OOTS and Andrew Griffiths, a dynamic and versatile young conductor with a particular flair for opera and choral music.

The concert ends with a short work by Thea Musgrave, who feels it represents either the freshness of youth or the plant life in our world on which we all depend.

1.30pm
Pre-concert talk: Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post), Thea Musgrave, our competition winner and a student from the composition department discuss the challenges and demands faced by young classical composers and soloists today

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Donald Hunt OBE



It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Donald Hunt OBE, who died on 4th August 2018, aged 88. It was Donald's original idea to form 'The Bromsgrove' and which the late Mary White took forward.

Donald's extraordinary contribution to music at Worcester Cathedral, Three Choirs Festival and as principal of the Elgar School of Music will be long remembered. He served for some years as Artistic Director of the Bromsgrove Festival and many will fondly recall his passion and exuberance as a talented musician and conductor.

Our website contains a fuller biography: https://bromsgrovecompetition.com/founders.aspx

Our thoughts are with Donald's family and friends at this time.

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BIMC 2018 Final

Congratulations to BIMC 2018 competitor Luke Jones (Piano) who won the 2018 Finalists' Concert in Routh Hall on Saturday, 7th April. Luke performed Rachmaninov's Etudes Tableaux No. 5 and 9 Op. 39, and Medtner's Sonata No. 9 Op. 30. 




After the announcement was made by our Chairman of Adjudicators, Meurig Bowen, Luke was joined on stage by fellow competitors Irena Radic (Piano) and Lewis Banks (saxophone) as the two runners up. 

   

Bartosz Glowacki (Classical Accordion) won the Sir John Manduell Prize with his rendition of Victor Vlasov's 'Archipelago Gulag 1st and 2nd movements'.

The Accompanists Prize went to Kaoru Wada for her accompaniment in the earlier rounds. 



We give thanks to all competitors for joining us through the BIMC 2018 week, as well as our adjudicating team of Meurig Bowen (Chairman of Adjudicators), Sarah Bruce and Roderick Williams OBE. 

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2017 Winners' Recital at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire



Our 2017 winner, Emily Sun will be performing a Recital at the Opening Ceremony of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 8th May.

To find out more, please visit http://www.bcu.ac.uk/co…/events-calendar/midday-music-8-5-18

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Honorary Ambassadors announced for The Bromsgrove

           
Amy Dickson (BIMC 2002)  Alexander Sitkovetsky (BIMC 2006)    Jamal Aliyev (BIMC 2015)    Emily Sun (BIMC 2017) 

 

We are delighted to announce our Honorary Ambassadors for The Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition:

Amy Dickson (BIMC 2002): Twice-GRAMMY Nominated Saxophonist

Alexander Sitkovetsky (BIMC 2006): Critically-acclaimed Violinist

Jamal Aliyev (BIMC 2015): Award-winning Cellist

Emily Sun (BIMC 2017): Celebrated Violinist


Our Ambassadors will be working with us to promote the competition worldwide.

In the run up to the 2018 competition, we'll be looking back at when they won The Bromsgrove and update you on what they are doing now.

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Our 40th anniversary 2020 Competition will be held from 31st March to 4th April in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School. The Celebration Concert will take place on the evening of Saturday, 4th April at 7.00pm.

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