Young Musician of the Year 2023


Forest’s Young Musician of the Year final was an incredibly impressive showcase of the highest level musicianship from our students.

The adjudicator (Luis Pares our incoming Director of Music) complemented all the performers for the amazing high standard displayed, and agreed that he had an extremely difficult task of awarding the winners. This was a wonderful introduction to Forest for him before beginning his new role with us in June.


We’d like to thank everyone involved in producing such a wonderful event, from the students’ instrumental teachers to the estates and catering teams. Thank you also to our wider colleagues who supported the event by attending.



Grade 3-5: Keerit Binepal – Double Bass


Grade 6-7: Yanis Charifi – Cello


Grade 8+: Krystian Krupa – Piano


High Commendation: Luca Phillips – Classical Guitar


Ensemble: Forest Piano Trio [Thomas Allen-Nunn, Freya Woodward, James Wright]


Overall Winner: Maya Kumana – voice