Winchester Young Soloist Competition 2018

The 3rd Winchester Young Soloist Competition

The final of the third Winchester Young Soloist Competition will take place on Thursday 5th July 2018 in Romsey Abbey, with the Winchester Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Wilks.

The competition is open to all young people of school age in the Winchester area. The heats took place in February 2018, and four competitors were selected to play a concerto of their choice in the final.

The works chosen by the finalists are: 

Sophie Osborne
Weber: Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F minor
Patrick Friend
Horovitz: Euphonium Concerto
Ben Upfold
Rosauro: Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra no. 1
Emma Paterson
Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K. 216 (Straßburg)

We are delighted that illustrious conductors Christopher Seaman and John Traill have kindly agreed to act as adjudicators. 

Tickets for the concert are for sale via Music in Romsey.Tickets for school-age children are £1 only. 

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