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Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 12 October 2016

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The search is on for the next recipient of BBC Radio 2’s Young Brass Award.

The competition is open to brass players aged 16 and 21 resident in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Based on the initial entries, eight players will be selected to go through to the semi-final stage accompanied by Foden's which will be recorded at the BBC Studios in Media City. Four players will then be selected for the live final at the RNCM again accompanied by Foden's.

Previous winners include Matilda Lloyd, who made her solo Proms debut in 2016 and toured as principal trumpet with the European Union Youth Orchestra.

After attending The Karajan Academy in Berlin and performing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Ross Knight is now principal tuba with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva.

Grant Jameson has just been appointed solo euphonium with The Flowers Band and the 2016 winner Daniel Thomas plays with the world famous Black Dyke Band.

Information on entering is available by logging on to the BBC website.

The deadline for entries is 11.59pm on Wednesday November 30, 2016.

Speaking about the forthcoming project Mark Wilkinson commented 'Foden's are extremely pleased to make a welcome return to the contest where we will accompany the eight soloists in the Semi's as well as accompanying the final four musicians in the live Final. We are looking forward to working with some fantastic musicians.'

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell