The 2020 recipient of the Sarah Markham Saxophone Award is Jasmine Brown. Jasmine studied with me at the Royal College of Music Junior Department from 2014. In September Jasmine begins her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in September with a full scholarship. She receives a cash award from me, saxophone reeds from Vandoren, a voucher from the Yamaha London shop, and a piece of solo saxophone music from Saxtet Publications.
The 2020 recipient of the Ralph Markham Achievement Award is Rosemary Ball. Rosemary has shown remarkable achievements in the last year. Having passed her grade 7 with distinction (2019) Rosemary is delving into more modern music and aspects of techniques, performing works such as Yoshimatsu’s Fuzzy Bird and Lauba’s Balafon; repertoire that would challenge many final year degree students. She receives a cash award from me, saxophone reeds from Vandoren, a voucher from the Yamaha London shop, and a piece of solo saxophone music from Saxtet Publications.
2019 Sarah Markham Award: Rianna Henriques (Royal College of Music Junior Department). Rianna is continuing her studies at the senior department of the Royal College of Music as a BAME scholar, studying saxophone and flute as joint first study.
2019 Ralph Markham Award: Megan Broadley (University of Huddersfield). Megan graduated with a 1st class degree and is embarking on a teaching career.
2018 Sarah Markham Award: Konstantinos Raptis (Leeds College of Music). Konstantinos completed his Masters in Music (Creative Musician) at Leeds College of Music, having previously studied as an undergraduate with me at the University of Hull.
2018 Ralph Markham Award: Pui Ying Sze (University of Sheffield). Pui Ying completed her Masters in Music Performance at the University of Sheffield. She went on to study with Gerard McChrystal at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London).
2017 Sarah Markham Award: Felicity Evans-Waite (University of Durham). Felicity completed her degree with a First in both her double recital and contemporary performance modules.
2016 Sarah Markham Award: Kenneth Wilkinson (University of Huddersfield). Kenneth has completed a Masters in Research (Performance) at the University of Huddersfield. He is also a founder member of the saxophone ensemble Quirk.
2015 Sarah Markham Award: Lucy Fox (Leeds College of Music). Lucy has completed a Masters at Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied with Naomi Sullivan.
2014 Sarah Markham Award: Matthew Rawlins (Leeds College of Music). Matt went on to study with Raaf Hekkema at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
2014 Sarah Markham Award: Savannah Brown (Royal College of Music Junior Department). Savannah has completed her studies at the Royal Academy of Music as a first study violinist, and is now studying in the USA.
2013 Sarah Markham Award: Nathan Hull (Leeds College of Music). Nathan went on to study with Rob Buckland at the Royal Northern College of Music.