2019: Young Artists
For a solo performing artist or chamber ensemble, relatively new to the profession, who has shown remarkable promise and made a strong impression in the UK between January 2018 and June 2019.
Panel citation: Thoughtful, intelligent music-making at the highest level. The Castalian String Quartet have a strong identity, sound and style, and it’s great to see them getting out and connecting with audiences nationally through Britain’s precious network of music societies, bringing such consistency to a broad repertoire from Thomas Adès to blazingly fresh Haydn.
This year's Young Artists Award was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:
- Caro Barnfield, Head, Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme, Snape Maltings
- Manus Carey, Deputy Director, Performance and Programmes, Royal Northern College of Music
- Oliver Condy, Editor, BBC Music Magazine
- Rakhi Singh, violinist / Music Director, Manchester Collective
- Sean Shibe, guitarist