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Teenage Gorleston cellist Maxim Calver in semi-finals of BBC Young Musician 2018 competition

PUBLISHED: 10:22 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:28 10 April 2018

BBC Young Musician 2018 strings category winner Maxim Calver of Gorleston.

BBC Young Musician 2018 strings category winner Maxim Calver of Gorleston.

Paul Hawkins

A Gorleston teenager has reached the semi-finals of the BBC Young Musician 2018 competition.

Maxim Calver, 18, won the strings final category to take him into the semi-finals. His performance included music by Lutoslawski, Brahms and Stravinsky.

Since 2008, Maxim has been a boarder at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, and he has been playing the cello since a very young age. Alongside his musical studies he is taking A levels in academic music and English.

He is a previous winner at the Gorleston St Andrew’s Festival awards from 2008 – when he played with his two siblings, through the years to 2010.

BBC Young Musician 2018 runs weekly until the Grand Final on Sunday, May 13. One musician from each category final (percussion, brass, keyboard and woodwind) will go through to the semi-final, with three in the Grand Final.

All performances will be available to watch on the BBC Young Musician 2016 website.

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