UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 02 NOVEMBER 2020
RBC student harpist Sophie Costa, has won first prize in the Junior platform at the Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition.
The Bromsgrove is an international platform for talented young instrumentalists and singers between the ages of 18 and 25. Since its inception, it has guided many outstanding finalists to national and international recognition.
Sophie, who studies in the RBC Junior department under Rita Schindler, won first prize in the Bromsgrove platform, adding to an impressive list of honours, including Best Performer of the Year 2018 at Leamington Spa Competitive Festival, Solo Harp winner at the Clive Morley Cup and reaching the finals of the Rotary GB “Young Musician” competition.
The competition was a welcome return to performing for Sophie:
“I very much enjoyed performing in front of a live audience again. The competition was fierce and I loved listening to the other performers, truly inspiring. I am very happy to be given this opportunity, a big thank you to everyone that helped and organised this event. I’m excited to see what comes next for me and my music!”