Prishita Maheshwari (violin)
Prishita, had only been playing the violin for two and a half years when she approached Future Talent for support. She was a member of the Junior Academy of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she played in the JRNCM String Orchestra and quartet, and also studied advanced aural and harmony. Prishita was also a member of the Under 13s National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and had also performed with the National Children’s Chamber Orchestra. Prishita was a member of her school’s senior orchestra and the Nottingham Youth Orchestra and was a member of the Youth Strings Camerata, with whom in 2009 she performed the Haydn C Major concerto with Future Talent Patron Guy Johnston.
Future Talent awarded Prishita a bursary to enable her to continue her studies at the Junior RNCM and after receiving this support, Prishita made excellent progress which enabled her to tackle a lot more technically advanced violin repertoire.
Since receiving her bursary, Prishita has co-led the JRNCM String Orchestra as well as her all girls string quartet. She has also began studying musicianship and improvisation as part of her studies there.
Prishita has also made excellent progress away from the JRNCM, being made leader of the Youth String Camerata (a group of talented 8-14 string players from the Midlands) and being appointed as leader of the second violins for the National Children’s Orchestra. She has also held the position of leader and 1st violin for the NCO Northerlies in Leeds. Prishita has also taken part in a residential chamber music course in Suffolk where she played in string trios and quartets, and a string orchestra.
Prishita gained a place at Chatham’s’ School of Music starting in 2010 and has also successfully re-auditioned for the National Children’s Orchestra, something which Prishita is particularly proud of.