CLARINET player Daniel Mort from Solihull reached the final of the Chandos Young Musician Competition at St Edmund’s Hall, Malvern College, last week, winning the woodwind award.
Daniel, aged 19, was among five musicians out of 27 competitors who were chosen to perform in the final round.
The chief adjudicator was Richard Laing, music director of Operamus and The Midlands Sinfonia, and he was very complimentary of all the competitors and acknowledged the brilliant accompanists.
In the end Daniel was just pipped to the top prize by violinist Jacqueline Martens from Coventry.
“Every audience member was astonished by the professionalism of these young musicians,” said competition organiser Nicola Shorland.