Huge congratulations to Coco for her win in the Strings Final of BBC Young Musician. The category finals were recorded pre-lockdown at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and the Strings Final aired on BBC Four on 31 May.
Coco played a superb programme of Debussy, Ysaÿe and Hubay, much to the praise of the judges, who said "She had a wonderful sense of ease about how she played - it was just a delight to listen to. My heart goes out to her...she was wonderful." "Coco just had something about her tonight. Her phrasing, her expression - totally gripping."
One of the commentators was the acclaimed violinist Matthew Trusler, founder of Orchid Classics. This morning Orchid announced that they have signed an inclusive deal with Coco to record her debut album.
If you missed the performance on BBC Four, you can watch now on iPlayer.
Well done Coco! The entire YMS family is so very proud of you.