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Bromsgrove Young  Musicians Platform
OPEN TO MUSICIANS AGED 9-17
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Adjudicators

 
 
MALCOLM GREEN (CHAIRMAN) 
Malcolm Green is the Head of Woodwind at Bedford School and has also taught at the Royal Academy of Music and Anglia University. He has played in the English National Opera and Ulster Orchestras and given recitals in the Purcell Room and at the Harrogate Festival, as well as at many Music Clubs. Malcolm is a former Chairman of the Bedfordshire Orchestral Society and is currently the Vice Chairman and woodwind advisor to the Bedfordshire Music Festival. He is a recognised experienced adjudicator and examiner. 
 
 

 
CATHERINE BENSON
Catherine studied at the Guildhall School, gaining her AGSM and then spent two years in post graduate studies on the opera course . She then embarked on a successful freelance career performing in concert and opera . She began her operatic career as a chorister with Glyndebourne and subsequently went on to appear in principal roles with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, English National Opera and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden . She chose to curtail her operatic career in favour of family life but continued to perform regularly in concert and oratorio. She currently teaches singing at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and The Royal Academy of Music in London.
 
 
 
JAMIE PHILLIPS 
Jamie Phillips first came to international attention through his success in the Nestle Salzburg Conducting Award in 2012 and subsequently as Associate Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. He has been praised for having the “ability to pick up a familiar piece by the scruff of its neck and shake invigorating new life into it" (Bachtrack) and demonstrates a natural authority on the rostrum, which he combines with a clear, assured and expressive technique and an innate musicality. Phillips was invited as a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 2015/16 season, which included making his debut with the orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
 
 
 
 
ALASTAIR MOSELEY (ADJUDICATOR FOR AUDITIONS) 
Alastair is Principal Clarinettist with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and guest principal with the Sinfonia of Birmingham. Both a pianist and a clarinettist since childhood, Alistair has played nationally and internationally as a concerto soloist with many leading midland amateur orchestras. He is regularly the chosen piano accompanist for soloists in recitals and examinations at the Birmingham Conservatoire and University of Birmingham. In that role he has often performed with many leading instrumentalists. 
 
 


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The 2018 Platform Competition takes place from 22nd to 24th February 2018 in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School. The closing date for all Competitor Applications is Sunday, 21st January 2018 at 16.00 hours GMT.

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