Berkshire Young Singer 2024

Berkshire Music Trust, in partnership with Windsor Festival and Bradfield College, held a competition for singers to showcase their talent and win prizes alongside others between the ages of 10-18.  In this competition there are three categories; Folk, Musical Theatre and Classical, and I participated in the Folk category.

The final was held at The Old Court in Windsor as part of the Windsor Festival. I chose to sing a Traditional Irish Folk song, ‘Tir Na Nog’ which means "Land of the Young".

I am proud to say that I was awarded winner of the Folk Category.

Following this, I was offered free tickets to go watch the International String competition along with my family. It was there that my award was presented to me by none other than Prince Edward, or the Duke of Edinburgh! It was an absolutely amazing experience, and I am so grateful for the opportunity.

Akshaya - Year 10