Annie-May (violin)

Annie-May, aged 17, attends The Purcell School, for which she holds a scholarship under the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme. She studies the violin with John Crawford, and attends the Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music. Annie-May is a member of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Musicale Young Artists’ Symphony Orchestra. [...]

Archie (saxophone)

Archie is from Birmingham and started playing the saxophone in his last term of junior school, but it wasn’t until secondary school that he was introduced to jazz by Kate O’Malley from the Birmingham Music Service. Archie quickly developed a love of jazz and improvising and progressed through the Music Service’s jazz ensembles, now playing [...]

Charles (classical guitar)

Charles started learning classical guitar at the age of eight. Within a few years he had achieved Grade 5 with Distinction and at the age of 13 passed his Grade 8, also with Distinction. He lives in Cornwall and has given many concerts and won numerous competitions in that county. Charles gained a full scholarship [...]

Charles (double bass)

Charles was born in Tower Hamlets, London.  At the age of seven he started studying double bass under Mike Speed at Havering Music School and was selected to play with the LSO at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.  When he was 11, he won the 2015 Havering Young Musician playing Romanza. Charles has [...]

Ezo (violin)

Ezo started playing the violin aged four at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) with the ‘First String Experience’ programme, which she undertook for five years. Ezo also studied at the Junior Guildhall of Music and Drama for five years and is currently studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Boris Kucharsky. Ezo has performed [...]

Georgina (voice)

Georgina is from Luton and from a young age realised her passion for music and began teaching herself new repertoire and vocal techniques. Throughout junior school, Georgina sang in ensembles and in 2013 joined the Luton Youth Cantores performing mainly classical and jazz/pop repertoire.  As a member of the choir, Georgina performed in many concerts, [...]

Harvey (flute)

Harvey started playing flute aged 7 and is taught by Caroline Li. He is also a keen oboist, attending Centre for Young Musicians (CYM), where he is an MDS award holder and is taught oboe by Fraser MacAulay. Harvey has played both flute and piccolo in the National Children’s Orchestra and National Schools Symphony Orchestra [...]

Jack (clarinet)

Jack, aged 14, was introduced to the clarinet by the North Lanarkshire Council’s school music tutor when he was nine. Within a year, he began playing and performing in the North Lanarkshire Council Preparatory Band. Since then he has progressed and now plays First Clarinet in the Council’s Wind Ensemble. When he began secondary school at [...]

Morro (tuba)

Morro is 13 and lives in Southampton. He started playing the tenor horn aged eight, taught by the Boys’ Brigade Brass Band in Chandlers Ford. The following year the Band asked Morro to progress to the tuba! Two years ago he started receiving lessons from the Southampton Music Hub, which has been instrumental in supporting [...]

Moses (piano)

Moses started learning piano in Hong Kong, where he was born, and resumed lessons aged six when he moved to London with his family. He was admitted into the Primary Academy at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) aged eight, studying piano with Tessa Nicholson. He now learns with Patsy Toh, as well as having [...]

Sebastian (piano)

Sebastian began formal piano lessons aged three and a half, taking his first two graded exams in 2011 and, at the age of five, was chosen by Lang Lang to participate in the ‘Lang Lang Inspires – Massed Piano Day’ event at the Royal Festival Hall. At aged six, Sebastian became the youngest person to be [...]

Shakira (cello)

Shakira, from Edinburgh, has played the cello since she was seven years old after hearing and falling in love with its sound.  Aged nine Shakira joined the City of Edinburgh Music School where she continues to study cello and piano. She has been a member of the National Children Orchestra of Great Britain for the [...]

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