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Sixth Form student to join Harrogate Music Festival’s acclaimed young musicians series

St Aidan's student Krish Desha-Beerachee

A talented sixth-form student is among the rising stars of the classical music world taking to the stage in this summer’s Harrogate Music Festival.

Krish Desha-Beerachee will open the prestigious Young Musicians Series on June 29th at the Wesley Centre.

He is currently studying his A-Levels at St Aidan's Sixth Form in Harrogate.

Krish is one of three highly acclaimed youngsters performing in this year’s Series.

It is an opportunity to perform in front of a local audience. 

Krish achieved Grade 8 piano with distinction at age 13, he won the Piano Championship Class at the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama, and was presented with the overall Wharfedale prize in 2019. 

He achieved his Piano Diploma (DipABRSM) at age 16 with Distinction earlier this year.

His thrilling performance will include popular works by Haydn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Fauré in what promises to be a memorable occasion.

The Young Musicians Series has long provided a stepping stone for the great artists of the future, including such household names as Julian Lloyd Webber and Lesley Garrett.

Harrogate International Festivals’ Chief Executive, Sharon Canavar, commented saying; 

“Harrogate Music Festival has a long and proud tradition of supporting future stars as they set out on their glittering careers.

 The Festival has provided a springboard for a diverse array of amazing musicians and singers – from Lesley Garrett, Emma Johnson and Julian Lloyd Webber to Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith.

This year is no exception and it is a real honour to give a platform to these hugely talented young performers”.


Also performing is James Morley, who works largely as a soloist and chamber musician and enjoys experimenting with electronic and orchestral music. 

The Australian-born musician has won a string of prizes, including the Audience Choice award in the ANAM Concerto Competition final in 2019, along with the Most Outstanding Recital Prize in 2020.

 James will be performing in the Spiegeltent on July 5th.

The Young Musicians Series draws to a close with Amiri Harewood, this year’s recipient of the Dorothy Parkinson Memorial Award. 

 To book tickets, visit the Harrogate International Festivals website here or call the Box Office on 01423 562 303.




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