GIBFYM

The Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians was a huge success this year with over 500 students taking part.  There was a change of format for the GIBFYM Gala Concert this year, which was held on Saturday 1st April at the John Mackintosh Hall, presented by Christian Santos and with the adjudicator present to make his final decisions. An innovation this year was that the adjudicator invited 6 local performers and 6 international performers to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year and Best International Musician Bursaries on the actual Gala Night. The Local Ensemble and Local School Choir Bursaries were also decided on the final night, as the top three ensembles and top three school choirs were invited to perform.

This made for an exciting programme of performers and a charged atmosphere as all performers gave of their very best on the night, striving to be winners.

Even if children were not invited to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year or Best International Musician at the Gala, some were already winners of one of the other bursaries or trophies and were awarded their prizes at the Gala.

The adjudicator this year was Anthony Williams M.Mus, Dip.RAM, GRSM, LRAM

2017 GFYM TROPHY WINNERS
TROPHIES AND BURSARIES

The Hassans Trophy & £500 Bursary - 
Presented to the YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Winner: Julianne Coleing

The Sapphire Trophy & £250 Bursary 
 Presented to the BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN
Winner: Javier Jimenez Garcia

The EY Trophy & £250 Bursary 
 Presented to the most promising local SENIOR 
Winner: Amy Bonavia

The Castiel Winser Trophy & £250 Bursary
Presented to the most promising local INTERMEDIATE 
Winner: Darius Oliva

The Charles Gomez Trophy & £250 Bursary 
Presented to the most promising local JUNIOR 
Winner: Jovani Lagomassino

The Joti Mahtani Trophy & £50 bursary
Presented to the most promising local INFANT
Winner: Siddharth Lakhiani

The Erin Valverde Trophy & £200 Bursary 
Presented to the BEST LOCAL SCHOOL CHOIR
Winner: St Paul’s First School

The Chief Minister’s Trophy & EY £100 bursary                                                                                                           

Presented to the BEST LOCAL ENSEMBLE
Winner: Gampa Singers 2

The William Gomez Trophy 
Presented to the most promising STRING INSTRUMENTALIST 
Winner: Alejandro Pachelo Gasking

The Momy Levy Trophy 
Presented to the most promising BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST 
Winner: Cassie Russell

The Valmar Clinic Trophy 
Presented to the most promising WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST 
Winner: Jaime Barranco Quiros & Maria Solano Lopez

The Gibmaroc Trophy 
Presented to the most promising VOCALIST 
Winner: Emma Pereira

The Khubchand Trophy
Presented to the most promising PERCUSSIONIST
Winner: Norcady Reyes

The Masbro Trophy 
Presented to the most promising PIANIST 
Winner: Aditya Dhanwani




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