Note of success
Musician’s USA visit
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