2014 Competition

Eight musicians were selected from the original entries to play in a non-competitive opening concert. They were – Jack Bowtell (voice), Magda Cassidy (voice), Adam Gilbert (Piano), Ruth Hallows (Cello), Jack Herbert (Voice), Sarah Hoyle (Bassoon), Georgina-Anne Parker (Voice) and Thomas Shaw (Voice).

Following this, four finalists were selected. They were singer Georgina Parker (17), a member of Pendle Youth Choir, singing four songs ranging from opera to jazz; bassoonist Sarah Hoyle (18), currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, playing a sonata by Saint-Saens; and singer Jack Herbert (19), with a selection of five show songs. Cellist Ruth Hallows (21), from Barrowford, was given the sought-after title at the final of the Pendle Young Musicians’ Bursary after playing pieces by Mendelssohn and Bruch.

The judges were professional musicians Peter Young and Marilynne Davies, who advised each finalist how to take the next step in their musical development.

Keep up to date with our previous finalists using the links on the names below.

Ruth Hallows
Champion 2014
Sarah Hoyle
Runner Up 2014
Jack Herbert
Runner Up 2014
Georgina Parker
Runner Up 2014
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The PYMB are very proud to be associated with the Manchester Camerata and thank them for giving our artists support, advice and opportunities to meet and play alongside members of the orchestra.