YAP Artists selected for 2018

Four exciting young artists were selected at the recent YAP auditions to join the scheme in the coming year.  This will be showcased in one of central London prestigious halls as well as a series of concert dates for promoters around the UK.

The four artists chosen were Manu Brazo saxophone; Sirius Chau flute; Maria Gîlicel violin; Michael Matthews guitar.   2018 ARTISTS






YAP ARTISTS  Toby Hughes double bass & pianist Ben Powell, and the A4 Brass Quartet gave a sizzline concert at Wigmore Hall last week, as part of the Monday Platform series.  Their programmes included works by Bottesini, Desenclos,  Glière, Edward Gregson, Brucker, Bartok  Dave Brubeck and a new commission for brass quartet Street Songs from Bramwell Tovey.  They played to an sizeable and enthusiastic Wigmore Hall audience and promoters around the UK, who have have engaged them as part of the YAP scheme, are in for a treat!

TOBY HUGHES (double bass) @ The Wigmore Hall, London Young Artists’ Platform – The Tillett Trust 6th November 2017, info: http://www.thetilletttrust.org.uk picture by Robert Piwko / http://www.robertpiwko.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/RobertPiwkoPhotography http://www.twitter.com/robertpiwko http://www.instagram.com/robertpiwko 07966 014 084

Audience comments:

 “A 4 Brass were polished and full of vitality”

“The audience was enraptured by Toby’s playing, his musicianship admired by all concerned. His pianist too was a dream. “

Wigmore showcase

The next YAP showcase at Wigmore Hall will be on 6 November as part of The Monday Platform series.   The concert will feature double bass player TOBY HUGHES and the A4 BRASS QUARTET in a programme including works by Bottesini, Desenclos and Schumann, arrangements of works by Bruckner, Bartok and Brubeck and the world premiere of a new commission for brass quartet from Bramwell Tovey.