Laura van der Heijden, a cellist from East Sussex, won the final of the BBC Young Musician 2012 competition, held at the Sage Gateshead. The 15-year-old, who studies with Leonid Gorokhov, received £2,000. She performed the Walton Concerto in the final.

Violinist Juliette Roos, 16, from Surrey, who was a strings category finalist, was awarded the Walter Todds Bursary.