Friday, August 20, 2010

June Emerson Wind Music 2010 Launchpad Prize

We are absolutely thrilled and extremely proud to announce the winners of the 2010 June Emerson Wind Music (JEWM) Launchpad Prize.

They are:
  • Royal College of Music - Gel├Ąchter Wind Trio
  • Trinity College of Music - Meridian Brass
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama - Pure Brass
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama - Carter Quintet
  • Royal Academy of Music - Ellipsis Wind Quintet
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - not awarded this year

About the prize


The Launchpad Prize was an idea that began as a desire to help young musicians in some significant way. With our limited financial resources, it was difficult to come up with something that would make enough of a difference to make it worthwhile. The idea of sponsoring a prize at one of the UK music colleges was something we just couldn’t afford, and we also felt that we’d like to be able to offer something to more than just one college and be a little more ‘hands on’. We eventually decided that we would assist one young (predominantly) final year wind ensemble from each of the major UK music colleges to launch themselves onto the professional circuit.


The
Launchpad Prize consists of practical help including:
  • a substantial JEWM music voucher; dedicated space on the JEWM website, with the opportunity to use it as a powerful marketing tool;
  • publicity in the printed JEWM catalogues;
  • editorial coverage wherever possible;
  • free advertising flyers in JEWM music orders in order to publicise themselves;
  • exclusive access to the JEWM shop with use of all music and facilities;
  • complimentary copies of any Emerson Edition titles which fit their instrumental line-up;
  • anything else we can think of.

We’d like to wish the 2009 winners all the very best for a successful future. Please support them by going to hear their performances - they’re all incredibly talented ensembles and you won’t be disappointed! They are:
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