Siobhan Bates Wins Brass Young Brass Award

Black Dyke tenor horn star Siobhan Bates has been crowned 2019 Young Brass Award winner following an exciting live-streamed final at Manchester's Stoller Hall. The Huddersfield University student's performances of 'Peace' by John Golland and the 'Finale' from 'Fantasie Concertante' by Philip Wilby saw her claim the honours awarded by the panel of judges, Dr Robert Childs, trombone virtuoso Lito Fontana and Kate Moore, principal trumpet of the BBC Concert Orchestra. It followed a keen battle from rivals Tobias Reifer (euphonium), Peter McDonough (euphonium) and Holly Clarke (trumpet), who were all accompanied by the National Champion Foden's, who also gave a short concert prior to the results. Image copyright Lorne Campbell