The live audition round of this year's BBC Young Musician took place on Wednesday 17 April at BBC Cymru Wales in Cardiff. In their live auditions, Alicia, who studies with Katie Lockhart, played music by Weber and Arnold, and Finn, a student of Ben Davies, performed pieces by Rachmaninoff, Bach and Ravel. This year’s competition was particularly competitive, with only 50 young artists heard live after the initial video auditions.

Alicia and Finn are now through to the quarter-finals of the competition, taking place in Swansea on 4 and 5 July, where they will compete alongside 10 other musicians from across the country.

A huge congratulations to Alicia and Finn, and we wish them the best of luck for the quarter-finals.