Young Artist Award

Supported by Sir Simon and Victoria, Lady Robey OBE

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.

The Hermes Experiment

‘The Hermes Experiment embody pure, limitless creativity. Comprising soprano, clarinet, harp and double bass, they show us – in their unique recitals and debut disc – all the joy, adventure and reward that comes from commissioning a cosmos of composers. Their chemistry and zeal has equally fuelled student composers in digital workshops presented to schools. It’s clear the experiment is proving a tremendous success.’

Also shortlisted:

This year's shortlist for Young Artists was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

Amy Harman, Principal Bassoon, Aurora / English National Opera
Fiona Maddocks, Writer / Critic
James Hardie, Music Programmer, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Maxine Kwok, Violinist, LSO
Tom McKinney, Guitarist / Presenter, BBC Radio 3

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