We are pleased to announce the result of the Carlton Music Makers Award for 2018. This was a fierce contest with entries from a wealth of talented musicians. As a result, the adjudicating panel found it impossible arrive at a clear decision and so for the first time we have two Music Makers, both of whom come from Mapperley. Nathan Holroyd, aged 17, started playing saxophone at the age of 11 and gained distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 in 2016. He is taking A Levels in Music, Maths and English Literature at Bilborough College.  Nathan has recently accepted an offer to study saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music. He has a wide-ranging repertoire from early classical to contemporary and jazz. A member of the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra, where he plays alto sax, Nathan has twice performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Konya Kanneh-Mason, also 17, is the current Nottingham Young Musician and is now the third member of her talented family, following Isata and Braimah, in becoming a Carlton Music Maker winner. Konya gained Grade 8 distinction on piano at 11 and violin at 12. She receives tuition at the junior department at the Royal Academy of Music where she was recently awarded the Elton John Scholarship to take up full time studies at the Royal Academy. Konya has performed in concerts all over the UK and the Caribbean and also appeared on radio and television.

Congratulations Konya and Nathan! We are looking forward very much to seeing and hearing you at the Carlton Festival Concert at the Albert Hall on the 28th.

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