Young musicians impress at Uppermill Summer Music Festival

A TALENTED line-up of international artistes and emerging young professionals took to the stage during the Uppermill Summer Music Festival.

WINNER: Lilli Holland-Fricke receiving her trophy

The Festival included 11 events at four venues across Uppermill, offering a feast of unmissable music from Vivaldi to Verdi and much more.

There was also a showcase of talent in the Young Musicians’ Competition, which saw musicians play for up to 12 minutes to impress judge John Gough, an eminent musician.

The finalists were: Ben Collyer (organ), Emily Crichton (oboe), Lloyd Hampton (flute), Lili Holland-Fricke (cello), Hamish Hutson-Hill (clarinet), Dominika Mac (piano) and James Warburton (violin).

Lilli Holland-Fricke, who played J S Bach’s Prelude from Suite No2 in D minor, was crowed the winner, and was presented with a cheque for £100, the Heather Booth Memorial Cup and an opportunity to play with the Oldham Symphony Orchestra.

The two runners-up were Ben Collyer and Emily Crichton.

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