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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 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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2018 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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The 2019 Competition will be held from 9th to 13th April in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School. The Finalists' Concert will take place on the evening of Saturday, 13th April at 7.00pm.

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