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Tuesday 5 June 2018
ROSL success for Jonathan
Royal College of Music saxophonist Jonathan Radford has won the Gold Medal in the Royal Overseas League (ROSL) Annual Music Competition 2018. Jonathan is studying for an Artist Diploma in Performance with Kyle Horch and is the RCM’s current Mills Williams Junior Fellow. He was also a finalist for this year’s Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).
The 2018 Competition marks the third time in the past five years that an RCM woodwind player studying with Kyle Horch has won the ROSL Woodwind Prize. Saxophonists Philip Attard and Huw Wiggin won the category in 2016 and 2014 respectively, with Huw going on to win the overall Gold Medal.
The Gold Medal Final of the 66th ROSL Annual Music Competition took place on Monday 4 June at the Southbank centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Four musicians competed for the chance to win £15,000, including RCM violinist Emmanuel Bach, winner of the Strings Prize. Emmanuel was accompanied in the Gold Medal Final by RCM alumna Kumi Matsuo.
The RCM’s Marmen Quartet won this year’s Ensemble Prize and wind quintet Ensemble Solaire won the Elias Fawcett Award for an Outstanding Ensemble. Elliot Gresty, fourth year RCM clarinettist, won the Award for a Woodwind Player of Promise. Elliot studies with Tim Lines, Richard Hosford, Colin Lawson, Michael Harris and Paul Richards.
The RCM has enjoyed much success in the ROSL Annual Music Competition in recent years; in 2017 RCM pianist Gamal Khamis won the Accompanist’s Prize and in 2016 violinist Emily Sun was the Gold Medal winner.
ROSL ARTS is the arts division of the Royal Over-Seas League and for over 50 years has developed a diverse portfolio of arts activities in Music, Visual Arts and Literature, devoted to the career development of talented young professional artists and musicians from the UK and the Commonwealth. Find out more here.