Young Musicians' Platform
Type: Concert
Date: Friday 20 June 1997

Young Musicians Platform
Concert supported by Renwicks Audi, Newton Abbot.

Finalists of the 1996 Audi Junior Musicians Competition

Joanne Hicks: Horn and Russell Lomas: Piano
Hummel: Sonatine for Horn and Piano Op. 75a, 3rd movement
Gliere: Romance Op. 35 No. 6
Mozart: Concerto No. 2 in Eb K417, 3rd movement
Samuel Adler: Sonata for Horn and Piano, 2nd movement

Rakhi Singh: (pictured) Violin and Russell Lomas: Piano
JS Bach: Concerto in E major
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen Op. 20

Alisdair Hogarth: Piano
Poulenc: L’histoire de babar, le petit elephant
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor Op. 17 No. 4
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz


The Young Musicians' Platform was provided by contestants of the 1996 Audi Young Musician Competition, Joanne Hicks, 15 years, French horn, the SW Regional finalist; Alisdair Hogarth, 16 years, piano, a National finalist; and Rakhi Singh, 15 years, violin, overall winner of the competition.

This was a delightful programme. All three musicians are very talented. Joanne made the notoriously difficult horn sound easy, and in her selection of music by Hummel, Gliere, Mozart and Adler exhibited a great variety of musical sounds with skill. Rakhi played with a poise and elegance beyond her years. A fractionally nervous beginning swiftly gave way to a performance that grew in stature, exhibiting skilful command of her instrument. Her sparkling playing of Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 by Sarasate thrilled and excited the packed audience. Both Joanne and Rakhi were skilfully accompanied by Russell Lomas, Head of Accompaniment at Chetham's School, where both girls are students.

A delightful concession to the many young people in the audience was Alisdair's inclusion of The Story of Baba, the little elephant, by Francis Poulenc, for which Leon Winston ably read the narration. Alisdair, pupil at Colchester Royal Grammar Shcool, has a natural keyboard capability and rounded off the evening with a Chopin Mazurka and the demanding Mephisto Waltz by Liszt. Such talented young artistes excited and satisfied the audience.

Janyce Pringle

(Footnote. Rakhi Singh went on to become a finalist in the 2000 BBC Young Musician of the Year and she is in regular demand for concert performances. She is a member of the Barbirolli Quartet.)

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.