Isle of Wight teenager wins BBC Young Musician keyboard category

Thomas Luke from Ryde put in a magnificent performance at the BBC Young Musician category final and has made it through to the semi finals

Thomas Luke

Congratulations are in order for Isle of Wight teenager, Thomas Luke from Ryde, who tonight at the BBC Young Musician keyboard category finals fought off stiff competition from four other competitors.

Thomas wowed the judges with his impressive skills to win the category finals and secure his place in the semi finals.

The look on Thomas’s face as he is announced as winner at the end of the programme is priceless. It brought a tear to our eyes.

The atmosphere was electrifying
Last week ahead of the screening, Thomas told OnTheWight,

“The experience of playing in the category final was amazing. I met some fantastic people that I have stayed in touch with and the atmosphere during the two days of filming was electric!”

Watch again
You can watch Thomas playing by jumping forward to 52 minutes into the programme on the BBC iPlayer.

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 8:49pm



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Amazing! My best wishes!
One thing I don’t understand. BBC say this show “were recorded before social distancing measures came into place” – so this all happened weeks ago and nobody knew?