Beca (oboe)

Beca comes from North Wales and has been playing the oboe since the age of eight. She is currently preparing to take her Grade 8 Oboe exam later this year. She has been a member of a number of orchestras and ensembles from a very young age. Since 2013, Beca has been a member of [...]

Daisy-Mae (violin)

Daisy-Mae, aged 11, has been playing the violin for four years and studies with Sylvia Buckley through the Stoke-on-Trent City Music Service. She is a member of a local orchestra, String Sounds, which she loves for its social side as well as it giving her the opportunity to perform new repertoire to enthusiastic audiences. Daisy-Mae [...]

Eden (piano)

Eden comes from a very musical family. Her eldest brother and sister both play the piano, so it’s no surprise that they inspired her to take an interest in it too! Playing the piano became a hobby at the start of secondary school and Eden soon branched out to the ukulele and, recently, the guitar. [...]

Grace (flute)

Grace became interested in music when she was encouraged and inspired by her primary school and fellow students. She took up the flute when she was in Year 3 and is currently taught at school by the parent of a fellow pupil. Grace recently passed her Grade 2 with Distinction and has now joined her [...]

Harris (violin)

Harris lives in London and was inspired to start learning the violin after watching his brother during his lessons. He started playing the violin aged five, in a group class, before taking up lessons with Dr Tanja Goldberg one year later. In 2013, Harris was the youngest member of the National Children’s Orchestra and in [...]

Katie (clarinet)

Katie began playing the piano two years ago, aged five, with Barbara Lake, who opened up a whole new world of music to her. After discovering that she could also learn woodwind with Barbara, Katie longed for a clarinet, and received her first E-flat clarinet aged six. After eight months of dedicated practice, waking the [...]

Marcus (piano)

Marcus started learning the piano, with lessons from his father, aged seven. Since 2011, he has had piano lessons at school, arranged via the Kingston Music Service. He has enjoyed performing in school assemblies and at concerts. In 2013, Marcus changed to a private tutor and progressed to achieve a Distinction in his Grade 5 [...]

Natalia (clarinet)

Natalia started playing the piano aged seven. She progressed quickly and started playing the clarinet aged 10, when she enrolled at a music school in Poland. She spent four years at the school, learning music theory and advancing in her instruments, before moving to England to continue her musical education. Since the move, Natalia has [...]

Paul (piano)

Born with a natural flair for rhythm, Paul tapped out beats on anything he could find before taking up the guitar, ukulele and piano. The piano has gone on to be his chosen instrument and he is now working towards his Grade 5. Outside of practical music, Paul has excelled academically. He recently passed his [...]

Ryan (piano)

Ryan lives in Enfield, North London. His musical journey began aged seven, when Ryan started singing and playing the electric keyboard. At the age of 13, Ryan took an interest in video game soundtracks and world music, whilst playing the piano and composing his own music. In particular, Ryan loves the works of Prokofiev and [...]

Sophie (harp/voice)

Sophie has shown an interest in music from a very young age. Aged 13, she has received a Distinction in her Grade 5 Singing exam and is currently working towards her Grade 6. Sophie’s talents extend beyond singing; she has been learning the harp for a year and has already developed a skill for singing [...]

Teagan (violin)

Teagan, aged nine, studies the violin with Ani Batikian and is currently working towards Grade 8. Teagan received a Fledgling Award for her performance of an original composition, Vikings, which was written for a school project and commended by composer Roland Roberts as “a great composition for one so young, and played with real passion [...]

Thomas (piano)

Thomas is from North West London and spends most of his free time playing the piano. He started playing aged eight and quickly progressed, enrolling at the Centre for Young Musicians (CYM) in Year 6. Since then, he has made significant progress, recently passing his Grade 5 exam with Distinction, under the tutelage of Steve [...]