A chance for Peterborough’s young talent to shine at Youth Music Awards

Peterborough Youth Music Awards

Peterborough Youth Music Awards

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The search is on for young musical talent in Peterborough with the launch of the 2015 Youth Music Awards.

The events was first held last year, and among the winners were twin sisters Hannah and Naomi Moxon who landed the best vocal group award.

They also performed at the glitzy presentation night at the Key Theatre - and haven’t looked back since.

Having entered BBC’s The Voice they were snapped up to be on Ricky Wilson’s team, and this Saturday you will see them in battling it out for a place in the live shows.

Hannah and Naomi also sent a good luck message to anyone thinking about entering: “It was really exciting and nerve wracking backstage waiting for the result to be announced. When we heard our name, Classical Reflection we were thrilled.

“Our crystal award has had pride of place on the family mantelpiece for the past year. Also we really enjoyed performing at the award evening and hope to do so again sometime in the future.

“Winning the award has given us a real confidence boost it was partly that that encouraged us to apply for the voice which of course we are really pleased we did.

This year the big night for Peterborough is at the Key Theatre on April 30, produced and hosted by Vivacity Arts.

The Awards will recognise and celebrate the wonderful musical talent within Peterborough and with performances from a selection of the most talented young people currently producing work in the city.

But first, comes the tricky task of whittling down the nominations (last year there were more than 160 ) to select the invited, shortlisted finalists.

The deadline for nominations less than two weeks away - March 16th. Judging will take place one week later, March 23, after which three shortlisted nominees in each category will be informed.

All acts shortlisted will be filmed to go on a big screen during the red carpet event.

Categories for the 2015 Youth Music Awards are:

Best Vocalist

Best Vocal Group

Best Band/Instrument Ensemble

Best Instrumentalist

Best Young Leader

Best young Vocalist (Under 11)

Best young Instrumentalist (Under 11)

You can nominate online at vivacity-peterborough.com