Jess Gillam wins BBC Young Musician Woodwind Category Final

Seventeen-year-old Jess Gillam has won the woodwind category final of BBC Young Musician 2016 and a place in the semi-final of the competition. She will compete against last week’s keyboard category winner, Jackie Campbell.

Jess beat other category finalists Polly Bartlett, Lucy Driver, Jess Gillam, Joanne Lee and Marie Sato.

The five Category Finals were staged at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The Semi-Final of BBC Young Musician will be broadcast on Saturday 7 May on BBC Four followed by the Final on Sunday 15 May from the Barbican, London and will be broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3.

The remaining category finals are on Friday 22 April (percussion),  Friday 29 April (brass), Friday 6 May (strings). You can watch every performance in full on the BBC Young Musician 2016 website.

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