Future Talent celebrates 10 years

On Wednesday 22 April Future Talent supporters, 200 Club members, Trustees, staff and Musicians, both past and present came together at the Timothy Taylor Gallery to celebrate 10 years of supporting gifted young musicians.

The evening started with a champagne and canapé reception and music from pianist Tom Millar, before Future Talent Chair Nicholas Robinson  welcomed our guests and announced the first of our Young Ambassadors, who will work with the Charity to grow its national profile.

Some of our young musicians then took to the stage to entertain guests with a variety of music, starting with 16 year old folk violinist Billy Hill performing Ways of the World with guitarist Ramon Goose.

17 year old singer and Young Ambassador, Tylah Tomkins-Simpson, performed Paolo Nutini’s song Iron Sky before introducing a short message from President Sir Mark Elder, who was unable to join us.

12 year old ‘cellist Willard Carter followed with a performance of Bach’s Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, before another of our Young Ambassadors and classical guitarist Daniel Bovey played Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega.   Daniel then invited all our musicians, Nicholas Robinson and Katharine Kent to cut the birthday cake.

We would like to thank all our guests and sponsors for supporting the evening.

 “We were so lucky to have been invited to such a FABULOUS evening.  We had a wonderful time, thank you Future Talent!”  – Tylah & Lorraine Tomkins-Simpson

Photos: Alex Harvey-Brown