BBC Young Musician 2012: Category Finals

7:30pm Friday 20 April on BBC FOUR

This week, BBC Young Musician 2012 turns the spotlight on the brass category as five talented performers take to the Dora Stoutzker Hall stage at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill goes behind the scenes to capture the latest news, with profiles of the five category finalists and extensive highlights from their performances. Each instrumentalist will be hoping to win the category and take their place in the BBC Young Musician 2012 Semi-Final.

The brass category finalists are Jonathan Bates on E flat Tenor Horn, Elzbieta Young on Trumpet, Christopher Dunn on Tuba, Elizabeth Tocknell on French Horn and Alexander Kelly on Bass Trombone.

Having already survived two tough audition rounds they will be out to impress a respected panel of adjudicators, including Naomi Atherton who won the Brass Final of BBC Young Musician in 1984 and David Childs – also a winner of the BBC Young Musician brass category. General adjudicator across the category finals is conductor Gareth Jones.

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