After 2 amazing days of auditions where we were totally blown away by the level of talent and variety of wonderful performances.  We were completely spoilt for choice and picking our final candidates to move forward was incredibly hard – there were so many great players we would have loved to work with!

Things got trickier as the Final where were quite literally spoilt for choice at the Final.  We were quite overwhelmed by amazing options for the soloist in our June concert. We all loved rehearsing with Joe, Henry, Bella and Emily and the afternoon was very special. Each of them was fantastic and would have done a fantastic job as our soloist, which made the choice almost impossible!

henry 5In the end, and after a great deal of deliberation, we’re able to announce that this year’s winner is ERSO’s Principal Cello Henry Hargreaves Henry Hargreaves who wowed us with his superb rendition of the Schumann Cello concerto. We’re so excited to perform with Henry at the 2018/19 season Grand Finale concert which is part of the prestigious Waterloo Festival.

Could it be you next year?

Interested in being part of this competition next year?  Then watch out on this website and our Facebook page.  We’ll  be launching the competition in the autumn and holding auditions in Spring 2020.  The 2020 winner will be our Soloist in the June 2020 concert which will be a part of the Waterloo Festival.