Elżbieta (Ela) Young was a finalist in the brass category of BBC Young Musician 2012, and is a busy soloist and ensemble player.
At the Chetham’s Showcase she will perform:
Marcello: Trumpet Concerto in D minor (i. Andante e spiccato, ii. Adagio, iii. Presto)
Bradley: Chieba (for trumpet and percussion)
Elżbieta Young is 18 years old and comes from Blackburn. She first began playing the cornet and the piano at the age of 6 and won prizes for both instruments in the Blackburn Music Festival, including a prize for ‘the most promising musician’. At the age of 8, she joined Chetham’s School of Music where she now studies trumpet with Tracey Redfern and piano with Marta Karbownicka.
Elżbieta was one of five brass category finalists in the 2012 BBC Young Musician competition. As well as playing solo, Elżbieta has played with many ensembles at Chetham’s, including: brass quartets, quintets, and a dectet, Chetham’s Brass Band, Chetham’s Wind Band and the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra. She also sings with the Chetham’s Chamber Choir, in 2012, took part in the Gabrieli Young Singers’ Scheme, where she collaborated with the Gabrieli Consort and Players and the Wrocław Philharmonic Choir to make a recording of Britten’s War Requiem.
Elżbieta has performed in many concerts while she has been at Chetham’s, including at the Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall, and under the batons of many famous conductors including Paul Mann and Paul McCreesh. She has also had the privilege of taking part in masterclasses with world-famous trumpet players including Allen Vizzutti, James Watson and, most recently, Tine Thing Helseth.
Elżbieta is currently in her final year at Chetham’s, after which she is hoping to go on to study German at Oxford University.