June Emerson Wind Music 2015 Launchpad Prize

We are absolutely thrilled and extremely proud to announce the winners of the 2015 June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize. They are:

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Seren Winds

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
The Risatina Quintet

Royal College of Music
Hestia Saxophone Quartet

Royal Northern College of Music
Abelia Saxophone Quartet

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Elysium Brass

About the prize

The Launchpad Prize was an idea that began as a desire to help young musicians in some significant way. With our limited financial resources it was difficult to come up with something that would make enough of a difference to make it worthwhile. The idea of sponsoring a prize at one of the UK music colleges was something we just couldn’t afford, and we also felt that we’d like to be able to offer something to more than just one college and be a little more ‘hands on’. We eventually decided that we would assist one young final year wind ensemble from each of the major UK music colleges to launch themselves onto the professional circuit.

The Launchpad Prize consists of practical help including: a substantial JEWM music voucher; dedicated space on the JEWM website, with the opportunity to use it as a powerful marketing tool; publicity in the printed JEWM catalogues; editorial coverage wherever possible; free advertising flyers in JEWM music orders in order to publicise themselves; exclusive access to the JEWM shop with use of all music and facilities; complimentary copies of any Emerson Edition titles which fit their instrumental line-up; anything else we can think of!

We’d like to wish the 2014 winners all the very best for a successful future. Please support them by going to hear their performances - they’re all incredibly talented ensembles and you won’t be disappointed! They are: Milton Brass, BLOCK4, Arcomis Brass Quintet & Creekside Brass Quintet