Patrick takes the honours at 2017 Concertothon

Yesterday’s 6th annual EYO Concertothon was won in style by 18 year-old trumpeter Patrick Wilson with a hugely accomplished performance of Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian’s 1950 Trumpet Concerto. Adjudicator Margaret Campbell, principal flute at the Royal Opera House, praised Patrick for his technical command and great sense of style in the demanding but infectiously jazz-inflected work. Also highly commended were Julia Flint for her elegant performance of Weber’s Bassoon Concerto, Joscelyn Hilder for her tender and deeply felt playing in Johan Svendsen’s rarely heard Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Samuel Huston for his beguiling fluency in Stanford’s Clarinet Concerto.

The orchestra was in fine form too, accompanying the soloists in a wide range of styles. The performances were enjoyed by a packed house, including many former EYO members and families.

Congratulations Patrick, and all the soloists!

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