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Last Updated: Monday May 12 2008 07:18 GMT

Boy, 12, takes top music prize

Peter Moore

A 12-year-old trombone player has been crowned the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2008, becoming the youngest winner the contest has ever had.

Peter Moore, from Stalybridge beat four other finalists at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Peter, whose family all play brass instruments, performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Belfast-born Peter, who started playing trombone when he was six, is the 30th winner of the competition.

Peter said: "I want to be a soloist, so this is a fantastic platform to start from."

The competition was hosted by Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones and singer Aled Jones