Cap­i­tal per­for­mance by lo­cal young mu­si­cians

The Oban Times - - 14 Leisure -

HIGH­LAND mu­si­cians per­formed in Scot­land’s cap­i­tal city as part of an event by the na­tional youth or­ches­tra.

Six pupils from the re­gion, in­clud­ing An­thony Hook, tuba player and Lochaber high school pupil, took to the stage at Gre­fri­ars Kirk in Ed­in­burgh.

The show was at­tended by High­land coun­cil’s mu­sic de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer, Norma Bolton.

She said: ‘The six High­land stu­dents who have been mem­bers of the Na­tional Youth Or­ches­tra of Scot­land’s ju­nior or­ches­tra this year have had a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence, work­ing with lead­ing tu­tors and the emerg­ing young con­duc­tor, Holly Mathieson. For stu­dents who are able to make the com­mit­ment to any of the en­sem­bles fol­low­ing suc­cess­ful au­di­tions, the over­all ex­pe­ri­ence takes ev­ery­thing we are able to of­fer mu­si­cians in High­land to the next level. It is a credit to the solid foun­da­tions we are able to build in young mu­si­cians’ groups that so many can rise to the even greater chal­lenges of na­tional en­sem­bles.’

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