Jessica Duchen blogs about BBC Young Musician 2016

The BBC has announced the line-up of category finalists for its Young Musician of the Year 2016. There are some exciting names on the list, including some we’ve come across before and loved hearing, in a variety of contexts, and a couple who are apparently gluttons for punishment since they are taking their second try – or, in one case, even a third shot at the contest despite having won his category before.

Watch out for cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – from a whole family of gifted musical siblings…here he is with his violinist brother Braimah playing the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia:

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