Sound of Classical Poll - Spotlight #5

Sound of Classical Poll - Spotlight #5

22.05.18

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:

 

Ben Gernon - Conductor

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Born in 1989, Ben Gernon first attracted international attention in 2013 when he won the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductor’s Award after a unanimous vote by the jury led by Ingo Metzmacher.

Ben took up his position of Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2017/18 season, one of the youngest conductors to have held a titled position with a BBC orchestra.

 

Katie Marshall - Classical Soprano

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Katie was the youngest, at age 11 years, and one of only two Classical Singers in the U.K. to get through to the final of ‘The Next Brit Thing’ at the O2 in London in 2012 after being selected from 2,500 entries in a public vote and battling their way through regional auditions. She duetted with the Broadway & West End Star, Julian Ovenden, on the WARNER MUSIC ‘Downton Abbey’ Christmas CD singing ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ This song was recorded and produced by the acclaimed producer Nick Patrick. 

 

Thomas Cameron

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Thomas Cameron is a nineteen year old English tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities.

He first discovered his love for singing when he was selected for the lead role in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat when he was eleven years old. 

Since then, Thomas has worked with a number of people on his upcoming debut album, including Irish music producer Robert Macleod (Universal, Sony) and sound engineer Scott Barnett (Peter Gabriel, Beyoncé), whilst recording at the world famous Real World Studios, owned by Peter Gabriel. 

 

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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