10 February 2017
This year’s Trotman Final which took place in BYMT on Saturday 28 January, in the presence of Norman Trotman's two daughters along with local dignitaries and BYMT Trutees, was an evening of exceptional quality music making from the seven finalists.
The adjudicator, Mr James Sleigh, viola professor at the Royal Academy of Music, had an unenviable task of selecting the top three from such outstanding, professional performances. The performers in order of appearance were –
Kieran Crowley – Percussion
Joshua Rapley – Cello
Anna Crawford – Piano
Ying Lo – Violin
Lisa Archontides-Tsaldaraki – Violin
Anna Crawford – Cello
Iona Duncan – Harp
Talia Berre – Flute
After commenting briefly on each performance, Mr Sleigh awarded the 2017 Trotman Trophy to this year’s winner, Iona Duncan. In 2nd place was Kieran Crowley and 3rd place Joshua Rapley.