Year 10 violinist, IIai Avni has been named Brent Young Musician of the Year 2016.  14-year Ilai beat five other talented finalists to claim the coveted title as well as £400 prize money and the addition of his name on the magnificent Len Williams Memorial Trophy.

Ilai wowed the judges with his stunning performance of the Allegretto from Paganini’s Caprices No 20 in D major and the 3rd movement from Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor (Op22). 

As the winner, he will perform as a guest soloist at Brent Makes Music, a special event at Wembley Arena on 6 July 2016.

The Brent Young Musician of the Year competition is organised annually by Brent Music Service and supported by the Wembley Charitable Trust and this year over 60 young musicians from the borough auditioned.