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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.



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.






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