ERSO Soloist of the Year, 2018

Applications for our ERSO Soloist of the Year competition have now closed and we are delighted to have sixteen fantastic applicants who will be auditioning on 5 and 12 November.  Its a great mix of strings, wind and brass players and some really unusual concerti.  Applicants will audition before a panel made up of ERSO Committee members, our professional leader John Crawford and up and coming conductor Chris Stark.

This competition falls under our new ERSO Talent Programme, which is inspired by our founder Ernest Read and which brings together all our work with emerging professional musicians (soloists, conductors, animateurs, paid section leaders etc).

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Peter Stark

Four semi-finalists will be selected to work on their concerto with ERSO and our the eminent conductor Peter Stark at an open rehearsal on January 21, 2018.

The winner will have the opportunity to perform their concerto in our 11 February Concert with Peter Stark – a fabulous prize!

Watch this space for more news on who will be the “fab four” semi-finalists…

And don’t worry if you didn’t apply in time – there’s always next year

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