The Big Music Project Competition: The WINNERS

WOW! The Big Music Project Celebration Event and Competition Final, presented by Capital FM’s Pandora, stormed Indigo at The O2 seeing 16 amazing young musicians battling it out to win some fantastic prizes (including a recording session at Abbey Road and the chance to perform at Classic FM Live…). As well as this, there was the AWESOME showcase put on by our hubs from up and down the UK. We witnessed some amazing homegrown talent spanning the genres that just blew our panel away.

The standard was so high, and we’d like to thank everyone who performed, we enjoyed every second of every performance. Speaking about the event, our VIP Coaches, Rizzle Kicks, said:

“The Big Music Project has given amazing, young performers the chance to play in front of the biggest names in the music industry. We were honoured to be a part of it.”

Without further ado, it’s time to announce the winners of The Big Music Project Competition! We’re going to be profiling them in more detail over the coming weeks because we KNOW they’re ones to watch, so keep an eye out for that!

Classical (Lower age category)

YUANFAN YANG

Yuanfan began playing the piano aged 6 and went on to pass the ABRSM Grade 8 with distinction at the age of 8, after which he gained the DipABRSM diploma aged 10. His beautiful performance at the Indigo silenced the audience and made our panel completely speechless. We can’t wait to hear what’s next for Yuanfan.

Classical (Upper Age Category)

THE AYOUB SISTERS

Sarah & Laura (aged 19 & 22) have performed together all across the UK & Egypt. The panel couldn’t help but comment on their amazing chemistry and flare, and their stage presence was incredible.

Contemporary (Lower Age Category)

Because the standard was just SO high, our panel couldn’t choose just one winner. Tied in first place we have…

DANIEL SCOTT

Daniel Scott is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Edinburgh. His soulful voice and guitar skills really excited the panel. We’re going to be queuing up for his first album!

JUMP THE SHARK

Jump The Shark are an indie band from Wolverhampton. Their lead singer is ALSO their drummer. Our panel commended them on their chemistry as a band and were impressed with how tight they were!

Contemporary (Upper Age Category)

Aina More is a rapper and lyricist born and bred in London, taking influences from Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur & Fela Kuti. Her theatrical performance really impressed the panel, who likened her to Estelle & Lauryn Hill. Virgin Records’ Glyn Aikins told her ‘the world needs artists like you.’

 

Speaking about the competition RCA Records’ Colin Barlow said that ‘the standard of this competition reassures me that we have a great future for the music industry!’

Congratulations to everyone who entered and performed. The standard was sky high and we’re pretty sure there are BIG things on the horizon for each and every one of our finalists. BIG UP THE BIG MUSIC PROJECT!