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Talented King’s pupils to perform at Canterbury Festival

Joe Netley (Mitchinson’s, Shell), Isabella Cable (Carlyon, 5th) and Tommy David (Meister Omers, 5th) have all been chosen to perform in Canterbury Festival’s Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition.

Supported by the Canterbury Festival Foundation, the competition is an opportunity for talented young musicians and vocalists to develop their practice, perform as part of the Festival programme and compete for an annual bursary of up to £2000 to be used for artistic development.

The Bursary Competition has grown in popularity every year since its inception in 2011, and each year, showcases the outstanding talent of Kent’s young musicians.

The competition exists to support excellence in talented young musicians across Kent, and has two categories. The Junior category offers professional performance experience for musicians aged 12-14, and the Senior musicians aged 15-18 are eligible to compete for a cash bursary of up to £2000 which they can put towards new instruments, tuition, courses or international trips. We also encourage applications from individuals aged under 25 with special educational needs. 

The winner, announced each year at the annual Bursary concert as part of the main Canterbury Festival programme, also becomes the Festival’s Ambassador for the Arts, developing skills through leading workshops alongside performing in various Festival events throughout the year.

This year’s final will be streamed daily between 19th & 23rd October at 6.30pm and can be watched on the Canterbury Festival website.

Isabella will be performing Francesco Barsanti’s Sonata in C Major for Treble Recorder and Variations on Non Più Mesta by Frederic Chopin.

Tommy will be performing Shout! by Rob Wiffin and A Latin Heart by David Mitcham.

Joe, chosen as the Festival’s ‘one-to-watch’ in the junior category will be performing Nigun, the second movement from Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite on Friday 23rd October, prior to the announcement of the overall winner.