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GBRT Junior X Factor entrants

 

GBRT Junior X Factor

The annual GBRT Junior X Factor competition is the largest and most established talent competition in the Market Harborough area. The heats and finals provide an opportunity to perform in front of professional musicians and packed audiences. Entry and tickets to the finals are completely free and each participant receives written feedback on their heat audition of ways to further improve.

Junior X Factor 2020

Junior X Factor 2019
 

GBRT Junior X Factor 2021

The Junior X Factor will be going online in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. We sadly aren't able to get together in person for the heats and Finals concert this year, but GBRT's Trustees feel strongly that it is more important than ever for young people to have something positive to focus on and opportunities to develop their musical skills. 

2021 Prize Winners

The prize winners for this year's competition were announced during the virtual Finals Concert on Saturday 27th March. The standard this year was very high so very well done to everyone who made the finals.

The prizes were awarded as follows:

Prize

Name

Age Category

Instrument

Most Promising Composer 

Boris Dring

School Years 7-9

 

Most Promising Instrumentalist

Emmeline Rose Hamilton

School Years 1-6

Lever Harp

Most Promising Vocalist

Lily Vasey

School Years 1-6

Voice

Best Instrumental Performance

Ciaran Reiff-Marganiec

School Years 7-9

Cornet

Best Vocal Performance Ione Banks School Years 10-13 Voice
Best Original Composition Naomi Benson School Years 10-13  
Overall Winner Ione Banks School Years 10-13 Voice
Horsfall and Son
Market Harborough and Bowdens Charity

2021 Finalists

We were delighted to receive nearly 60 entries for this year's virtual competition. Our panel of expert judges - Andrea Possee, Andrew Cartwright, Debbie Smith, John Dilleigh and Kathryn Cartwright - watched and scored all of the entries via Zoom. Fourteen performers reached the required score of 100 out of 125 to reach the finals concert which will premiere on YouTube at 7pm on Saturday 27th March. The concert will also feature the three highest scoring composers and a performance by GBRT Youth Vocal Choir.

The finalists are as follows:

Name

Age Category

Instrument

Ava Lister

School Years 7-9

Voice

Boris Dring

School Years 7-9

Piano

Boris Dring

 

Composition

Ciaran Reiff-Marganiec

School Years 7-9

Cornet

Ellie Copping

School Years 1-6

Voice

Emmeline Rose Hamilton

School Years 1-6

Lever Harp

Gwenan Richards

School Years 1-6

Tenor Horn

Harry Attenborough

School Years 1-6

Guitar

Ione Banks

School Years 10-13

Voice

Isabella Lynn Juarez

School Years 1-6

Piano

Isla Reiff-Marganiec

School Years 7-9

Violin

Lily Vasey

School Years 1-6

Voice

Lotti Timson

School Years 10-13

Voice

Lotti Timson

 

Composition

Naomi Benson

School Years 10-13

Cello

Naomi Benson

 

Composition

Riley Vick

School Years 1-6

Trombone