Junior Academy at BBC Young Musician

-Posted on 18.01.2016

Congratulations to two Junior Academy students who have successfully reached the category semi-finals of BBC Young Musician 2016:

  • Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose older sister Isata competed in the piano category in 2014.
  • Trumpeter Zoë Perkins, who is also principal trumpet with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

In addition, three of the five Keyboard finalists have strong Academy connections:

  • Tomoka Kan studied at Primary Academy
  • Julian Trevelyan and Yuanfan Yang both study privately with Christopher Elton, who was the Academy’s Head of Piano for 24 years and now Professor Emeritus.

The category finals will take place in March.

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