Bardi Young Musician

2022 Winner
French Horn

Welcome to Bardi Young Musician 2022

The initial Bardi Young Musician concert took place in June 2012 at Fraser Noble Concert Hall, Leicester. The concert attracted significant local newspaper coverage, and a capacity audience of about 250. Since then the competition has gone from strength to strength with some of the successful young players going on to study music full-time and taking up professional careers in music.

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.

The concert, a valuable part of the Bardi Young Musician prize, was originally scheduled for 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!

Applications for the 2023 competition will be open later this year.

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Francesca Penny

2022 Winner

French Horn

Past Winners

Szymon Mosciszko

2020 Winner


Sofia Demetriades & Ailsa Burns

2019 Joint-Winners


2018 Evie Dunn – Trumpet
2017 Sam Abbott – Clarinet
2016 Amalia Young – Violin
2016 Danushka Edrisinghe – Cello
2015 Sam Dye – Trombone
2014 Emilia Palmer – Clarinet
2013 Michelle Luo – Violin
2012 Mark Lee – Piano