UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 27 JANUARY 2023
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC) trio Junction T have made it to the semi-finals of the Royal Over-seas League (ROSL) Annual Music Competition.
The trio consists of current students: flautist Japheth Law, cellist Gen Li and pianist Daisuke Yoshida.
Established in 1952, the ROSL Annual Music Competition offers more than £75,000 in awards with a £15,000 first prize for solo performers and chamber ensemble awards of £10,000. The winners of the Wind and Brass, Singers, Strings, and Keyboard solo sections and the collaborative piano prize receive £5,000 each.
The semi-finals will be held on Monday 20 March, with the finals taking place the following day for those who make it through to this stage.
All members of Junction T come from different parts of Asia and met at RBC in 2018. They have gone on to win various chamber music competitions, including the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize (2018, 2019 and 2020), and were finalists in the Birmingham Town Hall Symphony Hall and Leamington Music prizes.
Japheth Law (pictured: centre) is a Leverhulme flute scholar, currently completing his Master’s in Music after completing his BMus in June 2022. He can regularly be seen on stage playing with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).
Head of Woodwind Jenni Phillips said: “I’m thrilled to hear that this superb RBC trio have made it to the semi-finals. Good luck for the next round!”