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 was a category finalist in the Wind section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. All the Finals are being 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.
PLEASE NOTE THE CONCERTO CLASSES ARE ON A SATURDAY (28 MARCH 2015) THIS YEAR
You can now find the 2015 syllabuses for Speech and Drama, Woodwind and Brass, Guitar, Piano, Concerto and Strings on our website. The 2015 Syllabus for Singing is coming soon.
We are sad to report the loss of two important friends and supporters of Springboard Festival. Michael Warner was a former Chair of trustees, and Bob Gunnell, former Head of Radio Brighton, was our Vice President. He attended many Springboard events and came to our AGMs as often as he could. Both gentlemen served the Festival over many decades. We shall miss them both greatly and send our sympathies to their respective families.
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.
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.