St Olave's clarinettist joins National Children’s Orchestra

A pupil at St Olave’s School, York has been selected to join one of the country’s premier groups of young musicians, the National Children’s Orchestra.

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9th January 2017 — J4 (Year 7) clarinettist Miranda wowed the judges in her audition, and will now join the symphony orchestra for two week-long residential courses, before beginning performances next year.

The NCO, whose alumni include BBC Young Musician of the Year winners Nicola Benedetti and Martin James Bartlett, has 16 performances planned for next year, at prestigious venues across the country.

On being invited to join the Orchestra, Miranda said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to share my love of music with some of the best young musicians in the country.”

Andy Falconer, Master of St Olave’s, added: “Miranda has done exceptionally well to reach this stage in her musical career – it has been a pleasure to watch her over the last few years in our Clarinet Ensemble and Wind Band and we look forward to following her progress on the national stage.”

About St Peter's School York

Founded in 627 AD, St Peter's School, York, is the world's fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and combines a rich heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching. An all-round education inspires a lifelong love of learning and pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, developing skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

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