MUSICIANS from across the world, including Hong Kong, Poland and Ukraine have competed in The Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Competition.

The annual competition was held last month at Bromsgrove School and is open to talented instrumentalists and singers of any nationality aged between 18 and 25 (age up to 28 for singers).

The judging panel and audience were blown away by 22-year-old Scottish accordionist, Ryan Corbett who scooped the top prize of £6,000.

Ryan said: “The experience has been wonderful. It was great to spend so much time with the other competitors, and it was just a very positive experience.

“It’s never very easy for adjudicators to judge musicians on different instruments because music is a subjective thing, but it feels good to win.”

Preparations for next year’s competition are already underway, which will move to the May half-term but will again be hosted at Bromsgrove School.