02:53PM, Saturday 02 April 2016
Windsor Guildhall was flooded with talented youngsters for the inaugural Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2016 competition.
From 72 applicants flautist Fiona Martin, 17, came out on top with her rendition of Chaminade’s Concertino.
She said: “It was a great opportunity for all competitors, including myself, to play for such esteemed adjudicators.
“Achieving such an award has given me confidence to pursue performance further.”
The competition was part of the Windsor Spring Festival which takes place every two years.
The festival aims to give hundreds of performers a platform to showcase their talents.
Festival director Martin Denny said: “The inaugural Young Musician of the Year produced amazing performances from young students across the county and we look forward to developing this with Berkshire Maestros in the years to come.
“We would like to congratulate all our winners on their phenomenal performances and well-deserved wins.”
The competition was held on Sunday, March 13 at the historic Guildhall in Windsor High Street.
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