Maltese saxophonist Philip Attard wowed the adjudicators of the 64th ROSL Annual Music Competition Section Final for Wind and Percussion on Tuesday 2 February with his performance, and was awarded the £5000 prize and sought after place at the Grand Final on 1 June 2016. Philips’s impressive repertoire in the final included Yoshimatsu, Fuzzy Bird Sonata and Decruck Sonata for saxophone and piano. Philip was accompanied by Christine Zerafa.
The four section finalists, Helen Wilson flute, Philip Attard saxophone, Ryan Linham trumpet, Ben Goldscheider horn, were selected from 26 competitors during three days of auditions. The adjudicators Gavin Henderson, Bryan Allen, Rob Buckland, Stuart King and Joseph Middleton were impressed by the overall quality and range from the competitors that came from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Malta.
Maltese saxophonist Philip Attard, studied at the Gozo School of Music, University of Malta and Royal College of Music and is now establishing a successful career, appearing as a soloist in several concert series and venues around Europe and the USA with recent London performances at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St James’s Piccadilly, and competition awards in 2015 include Tunnell Trust Artist, RCM Edward & Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize, Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform and Royal College of Music Concerto Competition.
ROSL Annual Music Competition Section Finals take place each Tuesday 7-9pm at Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR:
· 2 February: Wind and Percussion – Winner Philip Attard
· 9 February: Singers
· 16 February: Strings
· 23 February: Keyboard
· 1 March: Ensemble A (Strings & Keyboard)
· 8 March: Ensemble B (Wind and Mixed)
· 15 March: Over-Seas Award
· 1 June: Grand Final held at Cadogan Hall, London.
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NOTES FOR THE EDITOR
Founded in 1910, the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is a non-profit private members' club dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding.
ROSL helps artists and musicians across the Commonwealth connect, collaborate and create. Our humanitarian work benefits communities and changes lives.
ROSL ARTS supports talented young artists and musicians from the UK and Commonwealth, providing performance and exhibition opportunities which bring their work to the attention of the professional arts community, media and general public.
The Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition, established in 1952, has built up a reputation for nurturing the careers of young musicians of quality.
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