Former YMCC winners

Former winners of the WMSO Young Musician Concerto Competition, current activity as of February 2023

YearWinnerInstrumentWhat are they doing now?
2022Ryan WangPianoRyan is a pupil at Eton College.
2019Fangwei ZhaoPianoFangwei is studying at the Royal Northern College of Music.
2018Harvey LinPianoHarvey is studying music at Harvard.
2017Ewan MillarOboeEwan won woodwind category final in the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2020. He gained a First Class degree in music at Oxford, and now studies at Royal Academy. He gives numerous concerto and recital performances.
2016Rebecca LeungPianoRebecca is currently studying music at the Kunst-Universität Graz, Austria.
2015Polina MakhinaViolinPolina is a soloist and piano and violin teacher in London.
2014Dominic DegavinoPianoDominic has given solo performances at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, London as a Park Lane Group artist, at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Lichfield and Edinburgh festivals. Concerto appearances include performances with the Manchester Camerata and RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
2013Joel AshfordHornJoel has played for many of the UK’s leading orchestras including ENO (including Principal), BBC SO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, CBSO, English Chamber Orchestra, English National Ballet, London Chamber Orchestra, LPO, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, RPO, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He is currently on trial as Sub-Principal with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
2012Martin James BartlettPianoMartin reached the keyboard finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year twice, becoming the outright winner in 2014. In 2015 he was one of the youngest ever soloists to debut at the BBC Proms. He signed a recording contract with Warner Classics in 2019: his debut album "Love and Death" contains works by Prokofiev, Bach, Liszt, Schumann, Wagner and Granados.
2012Akito GotoCelloAkito has appeared as a soloist with London Mozart Players, has performed at Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall and Hakuju Hall. He was the youngest ever winner of the Izuminomori Cello Contest and the youngest participant selected to compete in the 9th Rostropovich Competition. He recently took 1st Prize in the Japan Player's Contest.
2011Katy SmithViolinKaty was the string finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2010. She has performed as soloist for many leading orchestras and is currently studying at RAM.
2010Joshua BattyFluteJoshua was principal flute in the RTE orchestra Ireland until 2019; he is now principal flute in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
2009Jihye LeeViolinJihye leads the second violins in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
2008Ana NedoboraViolinAna is co-principal second violin in the Amsterdam Philharmonie.
2007Jozefien VanherpeCelloJozefien is Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Leuven, in Belgium.
2006Ed LeechTubaEd is a freelance orchestral player, chamber musician, pianist and teacher. Has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, the Aldeburgh World Orchestra and the Britten-Pears Orchestra.
2002Caroline WoodhouseClarinetCaroline is Head of Music at St Gabriel’s School, Newbury.
2000Alexandra WoodViolinAlexandra is a concerto soloist and has appeared with the City of London Sinfonia, Philharmonia, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. She is Leader and creative director of City of London Sinfonia and Leader of Aurora orchestra. She regularly guest-leads other ensembles, including the RPO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BCMG, London Sinfonietta and London Mozart players.
1997Anna Tadmin-RobinsCelloNo information available
1993Simon Crawford-PhillipsPianoSimon is a concert pianist and director of a number of music festivals. His own ensembles include The Kungsbacka Piano Trio and Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble, resident artists at Stockholm Konzerthus.