Angelina Dorlin-Barlow is the current National Young Musician of the Year, having won the Vocal category in the grand final of the Rotary International of Britain & Ireland (RIBI) competition, which took place in Edinburgh. She is also the current champion of Southport Young Musician of the year, and is delighted to have been invited back to this year’s competition as a judge.

She has completed five years at JRNCM, and has just been awarded the Rotary Prize for performance. She received the Helen Latto Soroptimist prize for Singing in 2017, the Lindley Parker Hamner Prize for Chamber Music the previous year, and the Sylvia Swiffin Prize for outstanding progress in 2015.

Angelina has achieved distinction at grade 8 in all three disciplines, and now holds Dip ABRSM in singing performance. She is currently working on diploma repertoire in piano and violin, and is awaiting the result of her grade 8 theory exam.

From a young age Angelina has performed at many music festivals and enjoyed considerable successes. In 2015, Angelina was the winner of Southport Young Musician competition and, as a result, was guest soloist at the Liverpool Echo Gala Carol Concert, held at the Anglican Cathedral. She also gave her own recital in Southport, performing on all three instruments, and donated the proceeds to Queenscourt Hospice. She has since given several further solo recitals in Southport, as well as performing as a soloist in a variety of charity and showcase concerts at venues including Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, St.George’s Hall, Merchant Taylor’s Hall London, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, and to distinguished guests such as The High Sheriff of Liverpool, Lord Mayor of London and HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York.

Following her performance February 2018 at the Lord Mayor’s Dinner in London, Angelina was invited to join the Merchant Taylors’ Company Guild, as an apprentice, and is looking forward to her enrolment ceremony at London’s Guildhall, which will culminate in her being awarded ” Freedom of the City of London”.

Angelina has been a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain since 2015, and has performed with them in Nottingham, Oxford and in London at the Royal Albert Hall. Following three years with National Children’s Orchestra (Northerlies) she is now enjoying her third season with Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and is also a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir. Angelina is a string quartet leader with the EMAE project and will tour Northern Italy with them in July 218, playing and singing early music.

Last Summer at Cambridge University choral course, Angelina was selected as a soloist for the prestigious public masterclass with David Lowe and Margaret Humphreyk Clarke. She performed with the choir, in the chapels of King’s and St. John’s Colleges which was broadcast on Radio 3. She has also performed in master classes with Nicola Benedetti, Jennifer Johnston and Roderick Williams.

When not making music, Angelina enjoys hula hooping, cycling and is a keen member of the explorer scouts.

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