Seymours Present Worplesdon’s Young Musician 2024

Worplesdon Young Musician 2024

On Saturday 16th March, St Alban’s Church in Wood Street was packed to hear the 11 young finalists in the second Worplesdon Young Musicians Competition perform in front our adjudicator Dr Amy Bebbington and a capacity crowd.

In addition, the 2023 Worplesdon Young Musician, Leah Yan, impressed the audience with a piano recital during the interval. The 11 performers, whose ages ranged from 6-16 entertained the audience with a variety of instruments from guitar to violin, saxophone to piano, clarinet to voice and drums to trombone.

The overall standard was again extremely high as everybody was playing at British and International Festival Federation ‘Distinction’ standard level (performances which were technically and artistically excellent).

The winners each received a glass trophy, a winner certificate and an Amazon voucher for £100 (overall winner) and £50 (age winner) which were presented by Charity Holden, a Partner from the competition’s sponsor, Seymours Estate Agents.

The winners were

Overall Winner - Connie Frith

Aged 13 who played on the piano, Debussy’s Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum and on the trombone, Bach’s Arioso

Age Groups

6-8: Evangeline Hannah, aged 8 who played on the piano: Giuseppe Valentin’s Daydream

9-11: Emily Busby aged 10 who played the clarinet: Mike Mower’s Sambossa.

12-16: Oliver James aged 15 who played the drums: Foo Fighter’s Rope.

John McLean, Chair of the Competition commented ‘We were again amazed by the brilliant standard of all of the Worplesdon Young Musicians and look forward to next year’s Competition on 29th March 2025 when it again can be said that Worplesdon has Talent’

Enter for 2025

If you are interested in the 2025 Competition, please email to register your interest or contact John McLean on 07768 031454 or