2012 Don Lusher Competition finalists

Written By: Geoff Wolmark Comments: 0

The BTS 2012 Don Lusher Competition finalists have been announced. Stephanie Waite, and Kieran McLeod, who are both students at the Royal Academy of Music, and Tom Dunnett, who is at the Birmingham Conservatoire, were chosen from a very strong field of young players. The three finalists will be competing in the final round of the competition at the National Trombone Festival in Cardiff on Sunday 27 May 2012 at 1.00pm.

The two works chosen to display the lyrical style that Don Lusher used to such good effect are Londonderry Air and Swinging Down the Alley. Bill Geldard, one of the three judges along with Gordon Campbell and Steve Sykes (the previous winner), has made arrangements for solo trombone and brass band. These will be performed at the final concert by the competition winner, accompanied by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band.

In addition to this performance, the winner receives a top-of-the-range Yamaha trombone, generously donatedby Yamaha Instruments, the Don Lusher Competition plaque, and a chance to play at a BTS event during 2012-2013. The prizes will be once again presented to the winner by Diana Lusher, Don's widow.

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