Once again, we had a wonderful selection of young musicians playing
concertos in this year's Festival, with Olivia Scheepers and Chihang Long being offered
an appearance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra during their next season.
Two of our outstanding concerto soloists from the 2013 Festival have recently
appeared with the BYO and they have both given brilliant performances.
Michael Leach played the Mendelssohn G minor Piano Concerto and
Daniel Shao (flute) has appeared with the orchestra playing the Introduction
and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens.
Daniel is a finalist in the Wind section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and
played on 5 March. The semi-final of all categories was on 9 March and the
final is on 18 May. All these will be broadcast by BBC4 and Radio 3. Here is a link
to the video of his performance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra to give you a
preview of his playing.
Many thanks to our Springboard Festival performers
On behalf of delighted audiences at the Chapel Royal, the Springboard concert and All Saints in Lewes the trustees would like to thank the 2014 Springboard entrants who took part in these three concerts. Over 40 performers were invited to perform from across all seven sections from this year's Festival, providing a varied and high quality programme for each concert.
NEW MAIN SPONSOR
We are delighted to announce that Mr Christopher & Mrs Vivienne Liu of The Tongdean Eye Clinic have become the main sponsors of the Springboard Festival.