Bardi Young Musician 2022 Winner Announced

14th January 2022

Bardi Young Musician 2022: FRANCESCA PENNY (French Horn)

The Bardi Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that 18 year old French horn player, Francesca Penny, has been selected as Bardi Young Musician 2022. Francesca was chosen following a selection process which culminated in a round of auditions last autumn. A student at Wigston College she has been playing the French Horn since she was 8 and studies with her Father, French Horn player Mark Penny. She currently plays with the Rutland Sinfonia, Bardi Wind Orchestra and is also a member of the CBSO Youth orchestra in Birmingham. Francesca is currently studying for A levels and considering further study and career options in either music, or her other main interest which is modern dance.

The Bardi Young Musician Concert 2022POSTPONED

The concert, a valuable part of the Bardi Young Musician prize, was originally scheduled for Sunday 30 January 2022 but has been postponed due to current covid conditions but we plan to announce an alternative date very shortly – watch this space!

When the concert does take place, the programme will be as follows:

Mozart – Overture Marriage of Figaro
R Strauss – Horn Concerto No. 1
Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven – Symphony No. 4

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