Success at Arts Club Karl Jenkins Music Award

-Posted on 14.03.2016

Academy students won all three prizes at the Arts Club’s Karl Jenkins Music Award, presented on Sunday 13th March in association with Classic FM.

Flautist Emma Halnan was awarded the prize of £4,000 and the opportunity to make a recording of a work from their repertoire, as well as a short work especially composed by Sir Karl, to be recorded in a London studio and played on Classic FM. In the final Emma performed Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover and Chaminade’s Concertino, accompanied by Academy alumnus Dominic John.

The two runners up, Margarita Balanas (cello) and Tabea Debus (recorder), each received a cash prize of £1,000.

Chairman Sir Karl Jenkins was joined on the judging panel by Emma Johnson MBE (renowned clarinet soloist), Lady Carol Barratt (eminent composer of educational music), Sam Jackson (Managing Editor, Classic FM), Patrick Lemanski (Head of Warner Classics) and Leslie East OBE (former CEO of ABRSM).

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