Capital FM and Classic FM are promoting a project to search for talented young performers across the UK.
The Big Music Project Competition, launching today, is looking for classical or contemporary young performers aged between 14 and 24 and offers them a chance to get their music heard by industry insiders.
Backed by the lottery funded Big Music Project, the competition is supported by The BRIT Awards and Next BRIT Thing and is just one part of a project by the music organisation BPI, Global’s Capital and Classic FM brands, and the youth work charity UK Youth.
Winners will have the opportunity to record at Abbey Road Studios and perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Classic FM Live series.
British band Lawson are backing the competition, saying: “Every new artist or band needs a platform to have their music heard – The Big Music Project Competition is an amazing opportunity backed by the BRITs for young musicians to kick-start their career in the industry, and we’re backing it all the way.”
Classic FM presenter John Suchet added: “My Classic FM colleagues and I are very pleased to be involved in The Big Music Project Competition, which nurtures talent and gives young musicians real routes into a performance career. I look forward to seeing the winner perform on stage at Classic FM Live.”
The project will tour 13 locations including Belfast, Glasgow, Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, St Austell, Portsmouth and London in November 2014. The competition will culminate in a grand finale during BRITs Week in February 2015.