Young Musicians of the Gulf

We were delighted to host the 20th anniversary of the Young Musicians of the Gulf competition at St Chris last week. We are privileged to be able to set the stage for some very talented young musicians from across the region to share their music with us. The Grand Final of this year's competition took place on Thursday, and it was once again a truly exceptional evening.

To be involved with Young Musicians of the Gulf, shows a passion for developing young people and their considerable talents, creating opportunities and bonds within Bahrain and the wider community of Gulf Schools. We would like to say a special thank you to our Diamond Sponsors Euro Motors, Gold Sponsors Al Jabal Consultancy and Silver Sponsors Ambassador Stores and Yamaha.

Congratulations to the following St Chris winners:

Vocal Ensemble Award: Jawhara
Brass Award: Thomas Milnes
Knights Bequest: most promising musician 15 years or younger: Aseel Al Jabal
Owerkowicz Bequest: Most promising Bahrain-based musician: Fatima Abbady
Young Composer of the Gulf 2019: Fatima Abbady (Joint Winner)
Overall Ensemble Winner: Jawhara

And from across the Gulf:

Young Musician of the Gulf 2019: Aryaman Chawla (Dubai College)
YMOG 2019, Runner-Up: Tom Jarvis (Dubai College)
Duet & Trio Ensemble Award: BSAK Guitar Trio (British School Al Khubairat)
Large Ensemble Award: La Camerata (The British School of Kuwait)
Plucked String Award: William Hargreaves (British School Al Khubairat)
Percussion Award: Daren Tan (Jumeirah College)
Bowed String Award: Alexandra Vuilleumier (Brighton College, Abu Dhabi)
Male Vocal Award: Finn Page (Dubai College)
Female Vocal Award: Anneketrien Van Wassenhove (Sharjah English School)
Woodwind Award: Tom Jarvis (Dubai College)
Piano Award: Xiaolin Zhang (Dubai College)
Young Composer of the Gulf 2019: Patrick O 'Connell (Sharjah English School) - Joint Winner

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