Governors Prize for Brass

Governors Prize for Brass

Published: 15/04/2016

The Governors Prize for Brass competition took place this week, with RCS students competing for the distinguished prize which includes a £1000 travel scholarship.

Bachelor of Music and bass trombonist student Josiah Walters was awarded the prize, after a tough competition against other students from the School of Music. The prize was awarded to Josiah by Professor Raymond Thomson and his wife Mary Thomson who were impressed by the quality of performance on display.

The prize will allow Josiah to travel to Antwerp to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, for a fortnight’s programme of brass and musicianship tuition.

This is the first time the Governors Prize for Brass has included a travel scholarship and we are delighted that Professor Raymond and Mary Thomson have chosen to support this initiative. We will report back on Josiah’s time in Antwerp shortly!

Image: Josiah pictured centre with Professor Raymond Thomson and his wife Mary.

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