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Emily Orchestrates Musical Opportunity

By 15th November 2016Course News, Music, News, Performing Arts

Congratulations to Emily Hanover who, for the second consecutive year, has successfully gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra as a cellist.

The National Youth Orchestra is made up of talented musicians from all over the UK aged 13 to 18. Students who wish to join the NYO need to have the skills to pass a Grade 8 musical examination with distinction and complete an audition. Once part of the NYO, students complete three residencies and perform the pieces they have learnt together on tour. As well as performing, the National Youth Orchestra members work to give young people more opportunities to be involved with classical music and classical music performance.

The former Beverley High School student said that she was inspired to take up the cello at primary school: “when I was 8 years old, my primary school introduced music teachers who would come into school to teach violin or cello. I decided to learn the cello and I’ve played ever since.”

When asked if Wyke will help her develop her skills as a musician, Emily said: “Definitely! In comparison to other Colleges and Sixth Form providers the College has a big Music department and there are a lot of extremely talented people. I have already learnt a lot from other musicians who give you support which makes a really nice community within the Music Department.”

See Emily perform the “First Movement of the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto” (unaccompanied) on our YouTube channel.