St Andrew’s in Kimbolton Road, Bedford to host musical prodigy

Peter Moore
Peter Moore

The youngest ever winner of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year contest performs in Bedford on Saturday.

Trombonist Peter Moore will play at St Andrew’s Church in Kimbolton Road, Bedford at 7.30pm.

And he hopes to show how far he’s come since winning the title in 2008, aged 12.

Peter has appeared with international orchestras including BBC National Orchestra Wales, the Polish Chamber Orchestra and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestras as well as performing in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and London. Peter was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra aged 18.

Peter is joined on piano by highly acclaimed Joseph Middleton who was recently appointed as Director of Leeds Lieder and is described by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the brightest stars”.

This will be the opening concert of the 2016 Concert Series presented by Concerts at St Andrew’s, now in their 11th year.

Kathryn Rose, who is helping organise the event, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to for young musicians to see an idol perform up close and locally.”

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £4 for students. Under-16s are free. Call 01234 718112 to book.

* The version of this story that appeared in this week’s Times & Citizen mistakenly stated that the venue is St Andrew’s Church in Kimbolton, rather than St Andrew’s Church in Kimbolton Road, Bedford. We apologise for the error.