18-year-old British cellist, Maxim Calver has been awarded 1st prize in the string category final of the 2018 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ awards.
A student of Thomas Carroll at the Menuhin School, Maxim will now join the other 2018 instrumental category winners in the semifinal stage of the competition – to be held on the 11th of May at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
MAXIM CALVER | 2018 BBC ‘YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS | STRING CATEGORY FINAL
This year’s other string finalists were: 19-year-old violinist Elodie Chousmer-Howelles, 17-year-old double bassist Will Duerden, 18-year-old violinist Stephanie Childress and 17-year-old guitarist Torrin Williams.
Widely regarded as the UK’s leading competition for young classical music soloists, previous winners include violinist Nicola Benedetti and VC Artists Jennifer Pike and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.