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18-year-old percussionist Jordan Ashman wins 2022 BBC Younger Musician


BBC Young Musicians finalists - Ethan Loch, Jaren Ziegler, Sofía Patterson-Gutiérrez, Jordan Ashman, Sasha Canter at Bridgewater Hall (Photo Dan Prince/BBC)
BBC Younger Musicians finalists – Ethan Loch, Jaren Ziegler, Sofía Patterson-Gutiérrez, Jordan Ashman, Sasha Canter at Bridgewater Corridor (Picture Dan Prince/BBC)

The winner of this 12 months’s BBC Younger Musician was introduced final evening as being 18-year-old percussionist Jordan Ashman from Cambridgeshire. Ashman’s successful efficiency was of American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic carried out by Mark Wigglesworth. Higdon’s concerto was written in 2005 for percussionist Colin Currie and scored for a mixture of pitched and non-pitched devices [read more about Currie’s thoughts on the concerto in my 2021 interview]. 

BBC Young Musician - Jordan Ashman & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Photo Dan Prince/BBC)
Jordan Ashman & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
(Picture Dan Prince/BBC)

The BBC Younger Musician 2022 closing was filmed on Thursday 29 September at Manchester’s Bridgewater Corridor, and it additionally featured performances by the opposite 4 2022 BBC Younger Musician Class Winners: 

  • 19-year-old trumpeter Sasha Canter, a Royal Academy of Music scholar from Oxfordshire
  • 18-year-old pianist Ethan Loch from Glasgow, at the moment finding out on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • 17-year-old flautist Sofía Patterson-Gutiérrez from Stockport, in her closing 12 months at Chetham’s College of Music
  • viola participant Jaren Ziegler, additionally 17, from London, a Junior Royal Academy of Music scholar and A Degree scholar at College School College

Jordan started enjoying the drum package when he was 7 and shortly expanded into percussion. He’s at the moment finding out on the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has performed with the Nationwide Youngsters’s Orchestra, Nationwide Youth Orchestra and the Nationwide Youth Brass Band. On Jordan’s efficiency on the Grand Last, Anna Lapwood (a member of the jury) mentioned: “Jordan Ashman’s efficiency began not with loud, flashy enjoying, however with beautiful, mild magnificence. He held your entire room all through that delicate opening and saved that magic via his entire efficiency

The TV broadcast of the finale is out there on BBC iPlayer.

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