Avison Ensemble Young Musicians' Awards 2017 Finals, The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle, Sunday 26 February 2017
This year's Avison Ensemble Young Musicians' Awards 2017 Finals were held on Sunday 26 February 2017 at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle.

The Awards assessors heard eleven soloist finalists for the four categories of Grades 1-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 and 8, and Grade 8 and above, and two ensembles.

The Awards were set up in 2006 to encourage young musical talent across the North East Region. The entrants to the Awards receive tuition and guidance, as well as important encouragement to continue their musical education. Everyone taking part in this event is given the same expert advice and assessments. The finalists are also assessed on their talents for live performance.

We're grateful to the Gillian Dickinson Trust . www.gilliandickinsontrust.org.uk, the Hays Travel Foundation www.haystravel.co.uk/foundation and The Sir James Knott Trust www.knott-trust.co.uk for supporting this year's Awards.
And we're also grateful to the Literary and Philosophical Society for hosting this year's Finals and for generously presenting each of the winners with a year's membership. www.litandphil.org.uk

The Avison Ensemble is the outstanding period instrument orchestra based in Newcastle upon Tyne, which plays and popularises the music of Charles Avison (1709-1770) and other English classical composers of the Baroque period, such as Garth, Arne and Herschel. The Ensemble also performs Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani, Pergolesi, Teleman, Rameau, Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

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