Sound of Classical Poll - Spotlight #3

Sound of Classical Poll - Spotlight #3

21.05.18

In the lead up to The Classic BRIT Awards 2018 on 13th June, we are keen to shine a spotlight on our ‘Sound of Classical’ entrants. 

This Award competition is open to young artists training and/or trained in Classical music (aged 13-30 years). The winner will be decided by a panel of Industry professionals and announced on Show night. 

Here are some of the entrants:

 

Jess Gillam - Saxophone

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A 19 year old Classical Saxophonist. In 2016, Jess made history by becoming the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then went on to reach the Grand Final, where Classical Cellist Sheku went on to win. In 2017, Jess made her BBC Proms debut and then went on to sign to Decca.

 

Jonathan Antoine - Tenor

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Jonathan first came to the public's attention in 2012 as part of the duo 'Jonathan And Charlotte'  on Britain’s Got Talent!  Jonathan was studying at the Junior department of the Royal Academy Of Music and had also won  a 'Young Musician Of The Year ' competition at the Stratford and East London Music Festival. Jonathan stood out at school for many reasons but singing was the main one. He was at a state school in Essex but music in all its forms has always been his life. He also enjoys playing guitar.

 

Sean Shibe - Guitar

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In 2017 Sean Shibe’s debut solo album release on Delphian Records was met with critical acclaim and won him a nomination in the BBC Music Magazine ‘Instrumental Award’ category. Dreams and Fancies is a recording that explores the fruits of Julian Bream’s history of commissioning in the 20th Century alongside music by Dowland and was named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone as well as BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Choice.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Sound of Classical Poll, you can find the info you need here.

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