National Youth Orchestra Invitation
Alice, a year 12 pupil, was recently invited to join the National Youth Orchestra (NYO).
Alice started learning the violin aged 7, and had passed Grade 8 with distinction by the time she was 13, achieving the London College of Music Diploma in Performance in the Summer of 2021.
She joined NYO Inspire in February 2022, and having attended violin and orchestra workshops, she was invited to participate in the New Music Biennial residential course, with performances in Coventry Cathedral and the Southbank Centre. Alice was one of a small number of musicians to join the NYO Summer Tour as an Inspire Associate, which gave her the opportunity to join the orchestra and participate in creative workshops, culminating in improvisational performances.
As an Inspire musician, Alice gained many valuable tools to help prepare her for the audition process.
When she found out that she had been awarded a place in the National Youth Orchestra, Alice was delighted. She said: “I am very excited to not only perform in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK but also work with other like-minded and talented musicians from across the country to share amazing music!”