THE WINNER OF SIYMC 2019 IS…
Chinese violist, Yue Yu has become our second Stockport International Young Musician Competition winner.
In a scintillating final on 30 March, Yue pulled out all the stops to win ahead of pianist Michelle Candotti and oboist, Layler Köhler. Michelle and Layla would themselves have been worthy winners of the prize but on the night it was Yue’s mastery of the Bartok concerto which edged it. The judges commented on the communication she had with orchestra, conductor and audience which took their eye and Chair of Judges and conductor Philip Ellis was impressed by her striking development from first rehearsal to performance.
In addition to her trophy and a prize cheque of £1000, Yue will return to Stockport in the 2019/20 season to perform the Walton viola concerto with the orchestra.
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Finalists Yue Yu, Michelle Candotti and Layla Köhler
Winner, Yue, picks up the trophy