Monday October 26, 2020

Flautist fires up Freemasons contest in sensational style

21st October, 2018
Amy Gillen of RIAM: ‘sparkling fluidity and pristine clarity’

When Seamus Hickey, the second of four contestants in the final of the Freemasons Young Musician of the Year, concluded his performance at Freemasons Hall last weekend, I was sure I had just heard the winner.

It wasn’t that first-up percussionist John Rousseau (DIT) had been overshadowed – he had, in fact, given a terrific display of explosive drumming. But the viola is close to my heart and I thought that, for once, this most...

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