Student wins the Piccolo Prize in the British Flute Society Competition


First-year flautist Maia Roberts recently showcased her talent at the British Flute Society competition and won the Piccolo Prize, a Special Award for the Best Piccolo Performance for her renditions of Arthur Honegger’s ‘Danse de la Chèvre’ and Alan Ridout’s ‘Farndale Dances for Piccolo’.

The Piccolo Prize competition is a chance for students to perform, receive feedback from top adjudicators and win prizes.

Maia took the Special Award for Best Piccolo Performance. The judges were British flautist and children’s concert presenter Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE, and flute soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, pit player and educator Joss Campbell, who are significant figures in woodwind.

Maia entered the Young Artist (19-25 years) category and blew away the judges with her performance.

Flautist Maia Roberts said: “When the winners were announced, it was such a shock to hear my name called. I'm very proud of myself for taking the opportunity to enter the competition, and winning a prize was fantastic.

“Everyone who has taken part are such talented musicians and should be so proud of what they have achieved in their playing.”

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