Friday, July 29, 2011

June Emerson Wind Music 2011 Launchpad Prize

We are absolutely thrilled and extremely proud to announce the winners of the 2011 June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize. They are:
Vesuvio Wind Quintet

Trinity College of Music
Vesuvio Wind Quintet

Royal Northern College of Music
Les Trois Canards

Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama
Les Trios Canards
Bells Up!

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Hafren Quintet

Royal College of Music
Kudo Saxophone Quartet

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
to be announced in October 2011
Bells Up!

Royal Academy of Music
- not awarded this year

About the prize
Hafren Quintet
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 Kudo Saxophone Quartet
The Launchpad Prize consists of practical help including: a substantial JEWM music voucher; dedicated space on the JEWM website; publicity at any time through our online media channels (JEWM blog, Twitter, Facebook etc); editorial coverage wherever possible; unlimited 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 existing and future Emerson Edition titles which fit their instrumental line-up; anything else we can think of.

We’d like to wish the 2010 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: Gelachter Trio, Meridian Brass, Carter Quintet, Ellipsis Wind Quintet, Dolce Cinque and Pure Brass.

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