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Press and the Media

Please find below all of our latest press releases - click on the date against each item to open the press release. To see all of our latest news please see our News page.

  • 18 July 2019: New CEO for Berkshire Maestros
  • 20 March 2019: Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2019 Winners Announced
  • 25 February 2019: Funding leads the way to musical success for young people across Berkshire
  • 30 October 2018: Ticket sales launch for Royal Albert Hall concert Music Leads the Way! concert in 2019
  • 19 October 2018: Launch of Berkshire Young Musician of the Year 2019 Strings Competition
  • 11 October 2018: Berkshire Youth Choir in the spotlight at Royal Albert Hall The Great War Symphony preimere
  • 18 June 2018: Berkshire Maestros to relocate its Caversham Music Centre to Queen Anne’s School
  • 25 October 2017: Berkshire Maestros celebrates its 35th anniversary
  • 9 March 2017: Berkshire Music Hub provides innovative musical support to primary schools in Berkshire
  • 14 February 2017: Berkshire Maestros and Windsor Festival Partnership for Windsor International String Competition and Berkshire Young Musician of the Year
  • 16 January 2017: Arts Council praise for Berkshire Music Hub
  • 12 October 2016: Berkshire Young Musician of the Year String competition 2017 is now open
  • 4 August 2016: Berkshire county youth music ensembles outstanding tour to China
  • 10 May 2016: Schools music conference in Reading on 24 June 2016
  • 5 May 2016: 1500 Berkshire children performed at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 27 April 2016: 1500 Berkshire children to perform at the Royal Albert Hall -
  • 14 April 2016: Berkshire Maestros’ Reading Area Concert Band Platinum Award
  • 17 March 2016: Grants received for Royal Albert Hall concert
  • 23 February 2016: Big Guitar Festival is approaching
  • 28 January 2016: Young musicians fundraising success for tour to China
  • 18 January 2016: Big Guitar Festival in Newbury
  • 11 January 2016: Berkshire Maestros wins donation from Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund
  • 14 December 2015: Donation of drum kits to Berkshire Maestros from DrumWright

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Berkshire Maestros in the news

Please find below links to past news articles about Berkshire Maestros and the Berkshire Music Hub.

  • The Reading Chronicle 26 March 2019: Reading Schoolgirl wins Berkshire Youth Musician of the Year category
  • The Reading Chronicle 26 February 2019: Students to Perform at The Royal Albert Hall in Music Leads The Way
  • Bracknell News 19 December 2018: Wokingham Borough Mayor John Kaiser attends Christmas carol concert at Arborfield Green Leisure Centre
  • The Royal Borough Observer 24 October 2018: Berkshire Young Musician of the Year competition will reach its climax with a live performance in Windsor
  • Bracknell News 19 October 2018: Relive the Queen's historic visit to Bracknell's new town centre
  • Get Reading 24 June 2018: Berkshire Maestros Music Centre is Moving to New Caversham Home
  • Henley Standard 25 December 2017: Hundreds of Children at Charity Concert
  • Newbury Today 2 November 2017: Share Your Memories, Maestros
  • Music Mark 30 October 2017: Berkshire Maestros Celebrate its 35th Anniversary!
  • Music Teacher Magazine 7 August 2017: Booming Bassoons
  • Music Teacher Magazine 6 June 2017: Berkshire Youth Choirs - Into the Proms
  • Newbury Today 1 February 2017: Praise for Music Hub
  • Newbury Today 16 December 2016: Music bursary boost for Berkshire Maestros
  • Newbury Weekly News 25 August 2016: Chance of a Lifetime
  • Buzz West Berkshire 13 June 2016: 1,500 children perform at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Music Mark 11 May 2016: 1500 Berkshire children perform gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Get Reading 6 May 2016: More than a thousand Berkshire Maestros children perform at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Windsor Express 2 April 2016: Winner of Berkshire Young Musicians of the Year 2016 crowned at Windsor Guildhall
  • Buzz West Berkshire 17 March 2016: Berkshire Maestros receives Gala Grant
  • Buzz West Berkshire 8 March 2016: Big Guitar Festival in Newbury is fast approaching
  • Get Reading 2 February 2016: Berkshire Maestros available for hire as the group raises money for Chinese musical tour
  • Get Reading 17 December 2015: Berkshire Maestro drummers benefit from music company donation

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