Note of suc­cess

Mu­si­cian’s USA visit

West Lothian Courier - - News - Deb­bie Hall

A tal­ented young mu­si­cian who en­joyed a trip- ofa- life­time to Cal­i­for­nia has told of her ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Han­nah Fisher trav­elled to San Diego on a schol­ar­ship with Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional to per­form with the San Diego Youth Sym­phony Orches­tra. She was one of four vi­ola play­ers world­wide to per­form with the San Diego Youth Sym­phony Orches­tra and was the first per­son from Scot­land.

In San Diego, Han­nah had re­hearsals and per­formed in four con­certs with the San Diego Youth Sym­phony Orches­tra, vis­ited lo­cal two ro­tary clubs and went sight­see­ing around San Diego.

Han­nah said he thor­oughly en­joyed per­form­ing with the orches­tra.

She met and per­formed with many mu­si­cians from all over the world and had a fan­tas­tic three weeks. And from her time in San Diego Han­nah has fur­ther de­vel­oped her or­ches­tral play­ing, ex­pe­ri­enced mu­sic in a dif­fer­ent cul­ture, broad­ened her hori­zons and mu­si­cal as­pi­ra­tions.

Han­nah said: “I am ex­tremely grate­ful for the amaz­ing trip to San Diego could not have done it with­out the help and sup­port she re­ceived from Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional.”

Since San Diego, Han­nah has per­formed in many con­certs across Scot­land with the Glas­gow Phil­har­mo­nia Orches­tra, NYOS (the Na­tional Youth Or­ches­tras of Scot­land) and Falkirk Tryst Orches­tra to name a few. In the sum­mer, Han­nah led the vi­ola sec­tion of an orches­tra at a sum­mer course where Ni­cola Benedetti played the Brahms Vi­o­lin Con­certo.

Now, Han­nah looks for­ward to study­ing BEd ( Mu­sic) with Hon­ours at the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land and hopes to still per­form with or­ches­tras and choirs through­out Scot­land dur­ing her stud­ies.

John Strang, Im­me­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent of Whit­burn Ro­tary Club, said: “We were de­lighted to sup­port Han­nah’s schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tion to San Diego. It is a joy to hear Han­nah play vi­ola – and we wish her all the very best in her forth­com­ing stud­ies at the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land.”

Mu­si­cal re­port Han­nah with John Strang

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