Joshua Batty (flute)

Joshua Batty began his studies at Chetham’s School of Music with Gitte Marcusson, Richard Davis and Katherine Baker, during which time he became Principal Flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He was awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, London where he studied with Michael Cox completing his undergraduate degree in 2014. While a student of the school Joshua spent a year studying with Jacques Zoon [...]

Joy Becker (violin)

Joy plays the violin and had approached Future Talent when she was 14, at a time when she was trying to rebuild her musical life.  She had very little confidence in her abilities as a musician and performing in front of an audience was proving to be a huge challenge, with a concert platform reducing [...]

Daniel Bovey (classical guitar)

Daniel is a classical guitarist from Dorset. From 2010-2014 he studied at Birmingham Conservatoire and received his Bachelors degree with first class honours, and the BMus prize for the highest degree result.  Whilst at Birmingham Conservatoire Daniel was the winner of the Guitar Prize, 2013 and in the Vickers-Bovey Guitar duo, the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber [...]

Ben Conway (trumpet)

Ben was first supported by Future Talent in 2011 when he was the Oldham winner of the Future Talent Champions Bronze Award.  He now combines a career as a trumpet player with work in education and philanthropy. Since taking up the trumpet aged 13, Ben has performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe. In recent [...]

Adele Grogan (jazz saxophone)

Adele started to play the alto saxophone eight years ago and after only three months she won the Anthony Thornton Hodge award, a coveted prize given by Oldham Music Service. She then won the award again on flute in 2009, becoming the only person to have won on two different instruments. Adele was a member [...]

Romana (flugelhorn)

Romana, from Oldham, studies trumpet at Chetham’s School for Music, where she plays with the school’s Big Band and Symphony Orchestra. She enjoys performing and has been lucky enough to play in concerts at the world famous Band on the Wall jazz club in Manchester, the Bridgewater Hall, Lichfield Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall, the [...]

Toby Hughes (double bass)

Toby started playing the double bass when he was nine years old due to an initiative within his county to offer free lessons on the ‘not so popular’ orchestral instruments. When he was twelve he auditioned and was offered a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and three years later he became [...]

Roman Lytwyniw (violin)

Roman is violinist from Manchester.  Having studied at Chetham’s for 9 years he is now continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Mateja Marinkovic.  Whilst at Chetham’s, he performed solo at many different venues across the U.K. including Barbican London, Bamford Chapel, Christchurch in Southport, Sedbergh Music Festival and [...]

Adam O’Shea (tenor)

Adam has been singing publicly from a young age, performing solo in the largest national venues in the UK, including the O2 Arena, the Manchester Evening News Arena and The Royal Albert Hall.  As a member of a young male quartet called Just Four, Adam reached the finals of Music for Youth in Birmingham and [...]

Joe Sharples (Trombone)

Joe, from Salford, Greater Manchester, was born in 1996 and started to play the Trombone aged nine with instrumental tuition from the local music service (Salford MAPAS).  He quickly progressed to become a member of the senior ensembles of both Salford MAPAS and the Bolton Music Service. At age 14, Joe achieved the position of [...]

Tylah (voice)

Tylah began singing when she was about two.  Whenever she was given the opportunity to get on stage and sing she would jump at the chance!  She also started acting at the age of six and has had main parts on both TV and radio.  Aged ten, Tylah started singing lessons with Rochdale Music Service [...]

Alex Wilson (piano)

Alex began playing the piano at the age of five and took lessons with a local piano teacher. At eight years old he won the under 11 East Lindsey Young Musician of the Year. Following this, he auditioned for the Junior RNCM, where he has been studying Pianoforte with Sally Ann Macleod and Jazz Piano [...]