On Friday, 7th October 2011, various wind quintets compete for the June Emerson Launchpad Prize. The event starts at 2pm. Tickets are free of charge, more information can be found here.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Telephone: (020) 7382 7043
Earlier this year, June Emerson Wind Music announced the winners of this year's Launchpad Prize.
About Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of Europe's leading conservatoires, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals.
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.