RESULTS AND PICTURES OF SOME PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS

2018

ESO 31st Young Soloist Competition 2018

The Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the results of the final of the 2018 competition.

This competition is now in its 31st year and has yet again been of a very high standard. The judges were given a very difficult task in choosing between many outstanding performances. This is a concerto competition and the judges were looking for competitors who performed programmes that demonstrated their soloistic virtuosity and musicality, as well as the ability to work well with their accompanist. 

The 31st annual Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition took place in January 2018.

1st ESO Young Soloist Award (£800): Sirius Chau (flute)
2nd Cox Memorial Memorial Prize (£500): Lucilla Rose Mariotti (violin)
3rd Colonel Howes Award (£350): Freya Spence (clarinet)
Runners-up (£150 each): Pui-Yee Lau (piano) and Elodie Chousmer-Howelles (violin)
 
The awards for the best performances by competitors under the age of 18 are
1st Duke of Devonshire Award (£300): Lucilla Rose Mariotti (violin)
2nd St Cecilia Bequest (£250): Amber Emson (violin)
 

Click here for the link from the local paper to the review, along with photos

Click here for the programme for the final

 

2017

The 30th annual Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition took place in January and February 2017.

Results of the 2017 final

(18 and over category)

1st ESO Young Soloist Award: Coco Tomita (violin)

2nd Cox Memorial Memorial Prize: Hannah Corcoran (saxophone)

3rd Colonel Howes Award: Samuel Taber (bass trombone)

Runners-up: Edward Leung (piano) and Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin)

(17 and under category)

1st Duke of Devonshire Award: Coco Tomita (violin)

2nd St Cecilia Bequest (joint winners): Caleb Curtis (cello) and Amber Emson (violin)

Please click here for a review of the final by Robin Gregory

Please click here for a copy of the programme for the final

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2016

The 29th annual Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition took place in January and February 2016.

Results of the 2016 final

(18 and over category)

1st ESO Young Soloist Award: Jamal Aliyev (cello)

2nd Cox Memorial Memorial Prize: Ben Goldscheider (horn)

3rd Colonel Howes Award: Cristian Sandrin (piano)

Runners-up: Thomas Isaac (cello) and Emma Halnan (flute)

(17 and under category)

1st Duke of Devonshire Award: Leah Park (piano)

2nd St Cecilia Bequest: Hambel Goodchild (flute)

Please click here for a review of the final by Robin Gregory

Please click here for a copy of the programme for the final

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2015

The 28th annual Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition took place in January and February 2015. 

Results of the 2015 final

(18 and over category)
1st ESO Young Soloist Award: Gen Li (piano)
2nd Cox Memorial Prize: Emma Hanlan (flute)
3rd Colonel Howes Award: Naufal Mukumi (pianist)
Runners-up: Stephanie Childress (violin) and Thomas Isaac (cello)

(17 and under category)
1st Duke of Devonshire Award: Stephanie Childress (violin)
2nd St Cecilia Bequest: Andrew Samarasekara (violin)

Please click here for a review of the final by Robin Gregory

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2014

 

Click here for Robin Gregory's independent review of the final 2014

Click on the pictures to enlarge and see captions (these pictures are from the 2014 final)

 

2013 

For a review of the final of 2013 by Robin Gregory please click here 

Click on the pictures to enlarge and see captions (these pictures are from the 2013 final)