Purcell alumna, Emma Halnan has won the Arts Club-Karl Jenkins Music Award, a classical music competition in collaboration with Classic FM that is now in its second year.

Emma impressed the panel of judges with her performances of repertoire by all female composers: Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover and Concertino by Cécile Chaminade.  Her prize is £4,000 – and the chance to record her winning performance, as well as a short work especially composed by Sir Karl Jenkins, in a London studio and see it broadcast on Classic FM.

The joint-runners up – another Purcell alumna, Margarita Balanas (cello) and Tabea Debus (recorder) – each received a cash prize of £500. All three prize winners are currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Read more on the Classic FM website.