WSYM 2016 Competition

Well done to all who took part in the heats this year, the standard of musicianship was incredibly high.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and we look forward to seeing you play again in July.

The final for the WSYM will take place at The Apex on 4th July

The final for the WSYJM will take place at The Hunter Club on 8th July

West Suffolk Young Musician 2015

Liliana Luongo won the Level 3 competition with an outstanding performance of Messager’s "Solo de Concours" on the clarinet. The judges also declared her overall winner and West Suffolk Young Musician 2015.

Rebecca Francis won the Level 2 competition and received a special award from the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (Bury St Edmunds) at the West Suffolk Young Musician Finalists' Concert on Monday 6th July 2015. Rebecca played "Sonata in E minor 1st movement (Allegro non troppo)" by Romberg and "Salut d’Amour" by Elgar, on the Cello.

There were many exceptional performances throughout the evening, making the judging this year no easy job. Well done to all of the finalists, who each received a £25 Music Sales voucher.

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Well done to everyone that has taken part in the heats tonight and last Thursday. Lots of fantastic performances! The adjudicators have been very impressed by the standard of all the young musicians that have taken part. Don't forget that the WSYM Final is on Mon 4th July at The Apex and the Jazz on Fri 8th July! Hope to see you there :) ... See MoreSee Less

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George Wins Jazz Prize

WSYJM 2015

Congratulations to George Mooney, who has won the first West Suffolk Young Jazz Musician competition.

George played an excellent set including 'I Got Rhythm', 'Summertime' and 'K.C. Blues' on Alto Saxophone.

All of the finalists were accompanied by The Chris Ingham Trio, with performances from previous WSYM winner Harry Greene and special guest adjudicator Alan Barnes.

Well done to all of the finalists the standard of musicianship on display in the final was excellent and the final showed just how much musical talent can be found in the West Suffolk area.

About Us

The West Suffolk Young Musician Competition was run for over 20 years by the West Suffolk Schools’ Association and the list of former winners goes all the way back to 1985. The competition in its current form has been supported in recent years by members of the Suffolk Sinfonia – an orchestra based in Bury St. Edmunds.

The current committee took over the competition in 2005 and it has grown from strength to strength with the Finalists Concert now being held at The Apex every July. It caters for young musicians across West Suffolk from Grade 3 up to diploma standard. The competition gives a platform for young musicians to showcase their talents and to gain experience of performing as a soloist in a world class venue. Many previous winners and competitors have gone on to study music at university or conservatoires and some are now professional musicians.

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