Rosie Saxton, Music Centre Manager

01344 782970

bracknell@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Bracknell Music Centre, Open Learning Centre,
Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR

Berkshire Maestros provides Berkshire's young people with instrumental and vocal tuition  in schools and music centres (for this area, in Windsor and Bracknell) . Established in 1982, it has nearly 8000 students it offers something for everyone, with lessons, ensembles, orchestra and everything from classical to jazz to rock. Visit www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Bracknell Music Centre, Open Learning Centre,   Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR

Contact Rosie Saxton,  01344 782970,  bracknell@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

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 Berkshire Maestros and Windsor Festival partnership for Windsor Festival International String Competition and Berkshire Young Musician of the Year Spring Festival

2017

Berkshire Maestros, the lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Hub, is delighted to once again be working in association with Windsor Festival. The culmination of this year’s partnership will take place with the closing concert of Windsor Festival International String Competition. The collaboration provides the opportunity for young musicians and singers of Berkshire to perform alongside internationally renowned soloists. Berkshire County Youth Choirs have been working with gifted and talented students from the Windsor Learning Partnership and Newlands Girls School in preparation for the performance of John Rutter’s Magnificat. This will be accompanied by Berkshire Maestros flagship string ensemble Camerata and the soloist is the acclaimed Mary Bevan who was once a member of Berkshire Youth Choir herself.

Louise McGahon, Head of Voice at Berkshire Maestros, said “I am very grateful to Windsor Festival for creating this unique opportunity to enable the singers of Berkshire Youth Choir and the gifted and talented musicians from schools in the community to come together to perform at this prestigious venue. I am thrilled to welcome Berkshire Youth Choir alumnist Mary Bevan back to perform with the choir that she herself was a member of during her teenage years. An outstanding vocalist with a dazzling career to date, she is a true inspiration for all the young people who will hear her this evening.”

The first half of the programme will feature a rare opportunity to hear soloists Timothy Ridout and Benjamin Barker perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. The first half will also see Camerata perform Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro with The Continental Quartet from Birmingham Conservatoire. This inspiring partnership concert will take place on Saturday 18th March at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle at 7:30; tickets can be obtained from Windsor Festival www.windsorfestival.com.

The final of the Berkshire Young Musician of the Year competition, which is another strand to the strong partnership between Windsor Festival and Berkshire Maestros, is set to be an exhilarating conclusion to a popular and a closely contested event. Tickets for the final, at Windsor Guildhall on Sunday 12th March, are available from Windsor Festival www.windsorfestival.com.

Martin Denny, Director of Windsor Festival, said that Berkshire Maestros has had a long-standing relationship with Windsor Festival, their young performers appearing in a variety of Festival concerts for many years. More recently, the biennial Windsor Festival International String Competition (WFISC), a competition for string players from around the world aged 16 to 26 years, has facilitated a further link with the establishment of the Berkshire Young Musician of the Year competition. Winners will be presented with their prizes by HRH The Earl of Wessex, Patron of Windsor Festival, at the Final of WFISC in the Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle.”

Sean Law, Lead Teacher of Strings for Berkshire Maestros, said that “Our partnership with Windsor Festival grows increasingly stronger and continues to facilitate some extremely high quality music-making. I look forward to experiencing first-hand the culmination of months of hard work by a wide variety of students in both the competition final and the concert in St George’s Chapel.”