Bristol Centre for Young Musicians
Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol
Bristol Centre for Young Musicians is a collaboration between Bristol Plays Music, Bristol Cathedral Choir School, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Using the outstanding facilities at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, BCYM aims to provide Bristol’s young musicians with the opportunity to watch and be coached by some of the UK’s leading performers.
BCYM opened its doors last year in November, with renowned flautist and teacher Sarah Newbold (performer with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and teacher at the GSMD and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) performing a short recital, before taking a woodwind masterclass. We then finished the year in July, by welcoming Rosie Biss (Principal Cello of the Welsh National Opera, and teacher at the RWCMD) to host the last of our string events.
This year BCYM introduces an even greater variety of performers, including emerging soloists (from the Young Classical Artists Trust, YCAT), professional orchestral musicians (belonging to orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), and graduating students from some of the finest Conservatoires in the country.
Each event runs from 5.30-8pm in the Cresswell Theatre at BCCS. Entry is: £10 to perform in the masterclass, £3 to watch. Concessions can be given to students wishing to play in more than one event. Please contact tom.taffinder[ATSIGN]bristolplaysmusic.org for further details, or to book.
The full programme for 2017/18 will be announced shortly
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals.