World class young musicians from across the UK and beyond will gather at the iconic Gregynog Hall near Newtown this weekend for this year's grand final of the prestigious Gregynog Young Musician competition.

The overall winner will take home a £3,000 prize and join an acclaimed group of previous winners, including cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who later won the 2016 BBC Young Musician award and played at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

The competition on Saturday, November 11, will be showcasing more than 17 classical stars of the future inside the Music Room which hosted famous names such as composers Elgar, Britten and Holst before the winner is announced at the end of the day by judges Ieuan Jones, Sue Milan and Gary Ryan.

The Gregynog Young Musician Competition was founded in 2005 and has become one of the most prestigious events of its kind. The competition is held annually at the highly acclaimed Gregynog Hall on the outskirts of Tregynon, which has a long history of association with music and the arts.


Lydia Bassett, Gregynog’s Director of Business Development, said: “We are so proud to be hosting this prestigious competition. Music has always been so important to Gregynog’s history and identity – and we still regularly host classical concerts including a residency by Sinfonia Cymru for a week in June.

“Our Music Room is the perfect venue for an event like Gregynog Young Musicians – and the Davies sisters would be delighted to see Gregynog’s traditions still going strong and supporting the next generation of musicians by celebrating their commitment and achievement.”

Entrants are aged 18 years and under and have reached Grade 8 standard or equivalent, on any orchestral instrument, brass band instrument or percussion. The overall winner is awarded £3,000 and category winners received £500. There is also a chairman’s trophy of £200 for the best young accompanist.

Tickets for the semi-final which start at 10am cost £5 and for the final itself, starting at 7pm, cost £15 will be available on the door or can be purchased in advance by emailing Entry is free to under 18s.