16 December 2015

Image of BSFC Student in the running for BBC’s Young Musician of the Year

First year student, Ed Carew, attended an audition for the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award in Cardiff earlier this month.

Ed is an extremely gifted musician, who is at grade 8 level with both the trumpet and piano. Ed, who predominately plays the trumpet, achieved an outstanding 147 out of 150 in his grade 8 exam for the trumpet at just 16 years of age.

The talented trumpet player, who joined The Sixth Form College from St Anselms College, is part of the National Youth Orchestra and recently performed at the Proms. Ed is also the principal trumpet player in the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and performs all over the country with the highly rated Northop Silver Band.

Ed says he has always had a musical influence in his life as his mother is a French Horn Player, which inspired him to play an instrument from an early age. He began playing the trumpet when he was 8 years old and has plans to study at either the Royal Northern College of Music or the Royal Academy of Music when he completes his A Level studies, to pursue a career as a professional trumpet player.

Ed’s success is a credit to the hard work he has put into pursuing his musical ambition as he practises at least 4 hours a day in order to maintain the high standards required to perform with the country’s top orchestras and bands.

Ed, who studies A Level Music and English Language at the college commented, “I applied to the College as the timetable allowed me to continue with my music. I couldn’t be happier with my tutors and progress so far and have found the Sixth Form College to be a friendly environment. The modern computer technology is ideal for composing music.”

Ed is currently waiting to hear the outcome of his audition and if successful, will qualify for a place in the final next year which will be aired on the BBC.

Tags: A Level Student Enrichment Performance BBC Music Young Musician of the Year Ed Carew

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