Worcestershire Young Musician 2004

Stephen Drinkwater aged 18 from Hagley Catholic High School who played “Kazee” on the drums

 Malvern Girls’ College Gospel choir (soloists Olivia Njathi and Bolu Onabolu) all aged between 14-18


Stephen Drinkwater receiving the Worcestershire Arts Education Special Award from Clive Wilkinson - Ruth Leavesley -17 receiving the Worcestershire Young Musician 2004 award from Mr. Hiroshi Terasaki of Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd.


 Malvern Girls’ College Gospel choir receiving the Worcestershire Young Ensemble 2004 award from the Chairman of the County Council (Cllr. Derek Prodger MBE)

Ruth Leavesley - (singing a reprise of her winning performance of “At Michael’s Gate” )

The venue was Huntingdon Hall, compere for the evening was Mark Develin from BBC Hereford & Worcester.  The event was organised by Worcestershire C.C.Arts Education in association with BBC Hereford & Worcester and sponsored by Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd.  The Adjudicators were Clive Wilkinson (Head of School Improvement & Achievement Division), Stephen Belinfante (WCC Arts Inspector), Patrician Keir (Head of Junior Music & Access Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) and William Boughton (who has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and the Philharmonia)

BBC Young Musicians Website

Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd Website