TWO talented musicians have been crowned the 2022 winners in the final of the seventh annual Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform (BYMP).

Jaren Ziegler, aged 16 won the Senior section and Junde Tom He, aged 11 won the Junior category on Saturday, February 26 in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School.

The judges were "once again blown away by the standard of the entries", with each competitor taking part in an audition round earlier in the week.

They were then whittled down to just eleven finalists.

Both winners were granted financial bursaries of £1000 (senior section) and £750 (junior section) to enable them to further develop their musical talent.

Each category also has a second award of £400, which went to violinist Alice Chadwick-Jones from London and Rebecca Bazlov from Birmingham, a pianist.

Monica Toso, chairman of the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform said: “Welcoming musicians back on stage was of paramount importance to us, not only to ensure the platform continues to be one of the premier music competitions in the UK for young people, but to also showcase the talents of so many young musicians and ensure that their music is heard.

"The adjudicators had a tough task to not only choose the twelve finalists but to then also decide on the winners of each section – the standard was extremely high.”