ROSL ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION: Overseas Award won by Amalia Hall
New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall won the 64th ROSL Annual Music Competition Overseas Award on Tuesday 15 March and was awarded the £3,000 prize.
Five outstanding musicians from overseas were selected from the Section Finals across all categories of the competition. South African soprano Caroline Modiba, New Zealand pianist and accordionist Eddie Giffney, Australian violist Ann Beilby, Maltese saxophonist Philip Attard and New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall all performed spectacularly in their individual categories, and when brought together proved that the calibre of the Annual Music Competition continues to rise and rise.
ROSL ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION: Ensembles B (Mixed Ensembles) Section Final won by Jacquin Trio
Jacquin Trio won the 64th ROSL Annual Music Competition Section Final for Ensembles B on Tuesday 8 March and was awarded the £10,000 prize.
Four ensembles were chosen from 24 during the auditions process. The Jacquin Trio, Duo Bayanello, the Pelléas Ensemble and Cavendish Winds all played superlatively in previous rounds in order to gain a place in the final, and delivered sparkling and unique performances throughout the evening. It was an interesting decision for the adjudicators Angela Malsbury, Sarah Field and Leslie Neish, given the variety and range of the instruments and repertoire, but it was the Jacquin Trio who took home the prize, for their remarkable interpretation of Schumann, Bruch, Kurtag and Francaix.
ROSL AMC 2016: Ensembles A (Strings and Keyboard) Section Final won by Consone Quartet
Four ensembles were chosen from 13 during the auditions process. Ruisi Quartet, Lipatti Piano Quartet, Consone Quartet and Maxwell Quartet delivered a delightful evening of soaring music, which was greatly enjoyed by the audience and adjudicators alike.