George Akka from 7ACD won his class in this year’s Chester Young Musician of the Year Competition, which took place in November. George was up against very tough competition with players of up to Grade 8 standard.
The competition was judged over a full day of performances by Simon Mercer, a distinguished conductor and ABRSM examiner. Each competitor was required to perform a varied recital of 10 minutes, with at least one piece from memory.
There were three winners on the day, one for each age group (up to 12, 15 and 18). George now looks forward to performing in a public concert in January, which is held in Chester for the winners and runners up.