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Yuyu Hosokawa playing flute at the Univerity of Kent

Canterbury Festival Music Prize Winners 2024 

We are delighted to announce that this year’s University of Kent Canterbury Festival Music Prize was awarded jointly to Yuyu Hosokawa and Kammy Pike.

Yuyu is a final-year student reading Law and University Music Performance Scholar. They have performed in the Orchestra, Concert Band, Flute Choir, several Lunchtime Recitals, two concerts in the Cathedral Crypt, an Open Lecture, and will be one of the soloists in the Saturday Gala performing the first movement from Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major. Yuyu’s outstanding playing has lifted the standard of both the woodwind section in Orchestra and Concert Band, and her quiet musical authority has been consistent throughout her three years.  

Kammy is a final-year student reading Biomedical Science and Music Performance Scholar. Kammy has led the Orchestra, played in String Sinfonia, piano quintet for the Some Kind of Calm lunchtime concert, performed in the string ensemble playing in two concerts in the Cathedral Crypt and will be a soloist in the Saturday Gala playing the slow movement from Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. To have a student leading the University Orchestra of Kammy’s ability has been a real asset to the department, and the high quality of her musicianship has informed the playing of those around her. 

A huge congratulations to both winners from everybody in the Canterbury Festival team.