Young Musicians' Platform
Plymouth Music Accord's initiative to help promising local musicians
The Young Musicians' Platform provides talented local young musicians with help to start their musical careers.
Young Musicians' Platform - First Professional Contracts
Plymouth Music Accord has already found placements for sopranos, a counter-tenor, a saxophonist, a violinist, a clarinettist, a horn player, a cellist, an organist, a marimba player, a guitarist and even a composer. Apart from using its own funds for this purpose, Plymouth Music Accord has been given sponsorship by the Ballard Trust and the Clemas Trust.
The young people have been found engagements with the lunchtime concert series at Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery, and Duke of Cornwall hotel, the evening recitals at Emmanuel, and as featured soloists with the South West Sinfonietta, the Radio Light Orchestra and Kelly Choral Society. Help has also been given with the purchase of instruments of professional standard.
Auditions take place every other year in the Sherwell Building at Plymouth University (courtesy of Peninsula Arts) with an interviewing panel of local musicians and music producers.
The services of an accompanist are provided for candidates who do not have one.
The next auditions will be held in 2017.
For further information about the Young Musicians' Platform contact Clive Jenkins on 01752 863348 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Young Musicians supported by the PMA have included
- Peter Cigleris – clarinet
now a successful solo and ensemble professional musician
- Andrew Maher – horn
now horn player with the Hallé Orchestra
- Sarah Jenks – soprano
now training with Janice Chapman in London, having previously studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the University of Oxford.
- David Cotter – guitar
Graduated with 1st Class Honours in Music from Durham University
- Ralf Ayling-Miller – organ
now in his final year at Birmingham Conservatoire
- Sehyogue Aulakh - marimba (below)
now studying music at Wells Cathedral School