03 December 2017
The winner of the minting Cup 2017 was the BYMT pianist GEORGINA GIBSON, who attends Bullers Wood, and studies piano with Lora Dimitrova. She competed among other six talented, equally deserving to win, impressive performers. The standard of the music-making that evening was very high. The event was attended by the Minting family, the Deputy Mayor of Bromley and the trustees of BYMT.
The Minting Cup is an exciting competition for young musicians (aged 14 and under) who wish to practice playing publicly in front of a big audience with a judge and want to get personal feedback on their performance. The competition itself is a memorial to Mr Minting, a local musician who widely supported all music in the borough.
Fergus Morrison, Principal E flat Clarinet in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, adjudicated this year’s competition.
THE MINTING CUP
The competition took place in two rounds:
Stage 1: The Preliminary Round where musicians performed one piece of not longer than 4 minutes in front of a panel of judges similar in form to that of an audition.
Stage 2: A public performance of two contrasting pieces in front of an external adjudicator and open to public.