Chester Young Musician – 2023.

The results


A day of outstanding talent in all three age groups resulted in these results for Chester Music Society's annual Young Musician competition.

Since his retirement from Manchester University David Woods has been involved with all aspects of the running of Chester Music Society for over 18 years.

This tribute has been written by our current Chairman, Mick Clarke.

Following a highly successful Competition last November the six winners and runners-up in the three age categories assembled at St Mary's Creative Space on 31 January for a recital to an appreciative audience of Society Members  and the contestants' friends and families.

Certificates and cash prizes were presented by Society Chairman Mick Clark, togethe with a silver salver to the Young Musician of the Year, Melvin Chan who also recieved a Society bursary to support the furtherance of his musical career.

Pictured above are (from Left to Right): Melvin Chan (piano) Overall winner; Marcel Cress (bassoon); Thea Ormrod (trumpet); Daniel Goharriz (clarinet); Christina Wong (violin) and Hugo Huang (violin).