Classical Notes: Petcu-Colan emerges as cream of the young guns

Percussionist Alex Petcu-Colan was the unanimous winner of the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year 2013 competition.

20th October, 2013
Alex Petcu-Colan: scooped first prize of €5,000.

Percussionist Alex Petcu-Colan, unanimous winner of the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year 2013 competition, says that the experience of having taken third place in 2012 stood him in good stead this time.

The 26-year-old Cork DIT student took the first prize of Euro 5,000 on a final night which saw four young musicians from the cream of our music academies compete before an international jury at Freemasons' Hall in Dublin.

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