Angus McCall wins Young Musicians' Award

Congratulations to Old Member Angus McCall, who has won the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Young Musicians' Platform Award

The award, run in collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland, aims 'to showcase and support the development of young musicians from the region' by providing prize funding - to be used for learning from a master musician - and two professional radio broadcasts engagements, including one with the Ulster Orchestra in 2021. 

Angus commented on his fantastic achievement for us below: 

"My name is Angus McCall and I graduated from New College in 2019 with a First in Modern Languages (German). After my time at Oxford I went on to study for an MA in the cello at the Royal Academy of Music, where I am currently in my final year. 

Winning the Arts Council NI Young Musicians’ Platform Award is such an honour and will help fund further study (hopefully in Germany), as well as providing me with significant career-enhancing performance opportunities, including playing a concerto with a professional orchestra (Ulster Orchestra). 

Music-making was always a joy at Oxford. Rushing to rehearsals in between essay stints feels so nostalgic at this time of relative stillness. 

I am so thrilled that my link with the College has continued in the form of my piano trio’s status as Chamber Ensemble in Residence. I can’t wait to come back to New College at some point soon to perform again for Oxford friends and colleagues, old and new!"

Angus McCall

More information about the award is available through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's website

Congratulations once again to Angus on his amazing accomplishment!