April 2013: 2013 Finalists - videos now available!
Videos of all 10 finalists are now available on our Drumclips channel. Watch interviews and performances, including Matthew Brown's winning performance, recorded on the day of the finals back in March.
February 2013:Young Drummer of the Year 2013 -
Congratulations Matthew Brown!
The inspiring final of Young Drummer Of The Year 2013 was held on February 3rd in Leamington Spa. Featuring 10 superb young drummers, the audience were treated to a very special event with an all star judging panel who concluded that Matthew should be awarded the title for 2013.
A name to now look out for, Matthew Brown joins a small but exclusive group of drummers who have come top at the annual event, and he follows them into the industry where they are now firmly established in their own right.
Congratulations to Matthew from all at mikedolbear.com
Matthew Brown, pictured here with Mike Dolbear (left)
Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Finals!
Young Drummer Of The Year 2013
Box Office: 01926 334418 or click here to book online
Doors Open 1pm, Show starts 2pm
See you there!
Meet the finalists -
» click here to learn more about the 10 entrants who have made it through to the finals of the competition on Sunday 3rd February.
20 November 2012
The 10 Finalists!
It has been a very tough year for the six judges, deciding on who will go through to the final ten to from the shortlisted 40. You should all be very proud of yourselves!
The final 10 (in no particular order)
1: Sien Gwilym Roberts - Wales
This year's final is on Sunday the 3rd Febuary at the Royal Spa Center, Leamington Spa, doors at 1.00 starts at 2.00.
Ticket on sale very soon.
15 November 2012
Young drummer of the year 2013 - The Top 40!
This year we’ve had over 400 entries and again the standard just keeps getting better, so well done to all that entered.
If you have made it into the final 40, keep an eye on this website where the final 10 will be announced soon. Also, if you are in the final 40, it is a VERY good idea to prepare a 200 word bio about yourself (in Word format), together with a good quality head and shoulder photograph of yourself. If you do reach the final 10 you will need to supply these items to us almost immediately.
The final 10 will be notified by email or telephone within the next 7 days.
The final 40 are (in no particular order):
1: Kyle Sharp
A couple of important questions answered:
Q: Can you give me some feedback on my entry?
A: We get over 400 tapes in. It’s impossible to offer feedback on individual entries - sorry!
Q: Can you tell me why I didn’t make it into the final 40?
A: Yes, because you were not as good as those who did get into the final 40.
This year’s final is on Sunday the 3rd February 2013 at the Spa center, Leamington Spa, doors at 1.00 starts at 2.00. Tickets will be on sale very soon.
Watch this space for the final 10!
We are pleased to confirm that the 2013 Young Drummer of the Year competition will be sponsored by Mapex drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Kick-port.
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