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.

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Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times (most recently 2014) and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times (most recently 2014).