The Music Education Hub selection panel has shortlisted TWO nominees for Young Music Maker 2023
The Music Education Hub selection panel has shortlisted TWO nominees for Young Music Maker 2023 which have been anonymised. One vote is allowed per person and the assessment should be based on the student's participation in public and community engagement/performances rather than examination results.
Voting deadline is Friday 9th June 2023 (One vote per person)
The nominee first joined the Lincolnshire Concert Orchestra in 2015 as a year 6 pupil. Now 18, she is the Eb clarinettist in the Lincolnshire Wind Orchestra, having participated in county music continuously over the last 8 years. She is currently preparing for her A level exams with the plan to continue her studies as a music undergraduate at university in September 2023. Her commitment and enthusiasm for school music is just as impressive. She is a member of the upper school choir, chamber choir, orchestra, jazz band and clarinet choir, performing on both clarinet and saxophone, as well as being an accomplished vocal soloist. In addition, she was clarinettist in the schools production of Chicago in December 2022 and in December 2021, she played the role of Dandini in our school pantomime, Aladdin. She also does regular work experience at a local primary school, supporting their KS2 music lessons. This term, she is doing both her grade 8 clarinet exam and her A level recital. Her commitment and enthusiasm for music and performing is second to none and she is an exemplary role model to our younger students.
She has focused her work experience to support a local primary school with Years 3 and 4 djembe and samba lessons, and she learnt the trumpet so she can join the Year 5 and 6 brass lessons. The Headteacher at the school says she has been a super role model, learning alongside the children and showing them what can be achieved, she has built strong relationships with staff and students alike. She is reliable and a pleasure to welcome into school. She is a fine role model to young pupils; her warm personality and naturally cheery character puts others at ease, encouraging them along their own musical journey. In addition, she is playing in some GCSE music ensemble performances. Away from extracurricular music, she also meets a GCSE student on a one-to-one basis to mentor them in music theory. This is a positive experience for both students. She always gives freely of her time. As a member of our Sixth Form Music Committee, she helps organise events and is forthcoming with practical suggestions. She is an all-round musician with abundant enthusiasm for music-making. She participates in every opportunity that arises, demonstrating high-level practical skills, and alongside all of this, she is doing really well in her academic studies too.
The nominee is 15 years old and started her musical journey on the violin age 4. In July 2018, she decided to try playing the viola and passed her Grade 8 (distinction) in June the following year, and ABRSM Diploma (distinction) in summer 2022. She now studies viola at the Royal College of Music Junior Department on Saturdays in term time, whilst continuing on the violin and piano with local teachers Laura Gardiner and Jonty Nowell. Her musical highlights include winning the award of ‘Lincolnshire Young Musician of the Year 2019’ at the age of 12, reaching the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2020 (playing with the Chineke! Junior Orchestra) and playing with the Benedetti Foundation Orchestra in Nicola Benedetti’s Decca recording of Mascagni’s Cavaleria Rusticana. She was also a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain from the age of 7 until age 14.
She is enthusiastic and motivated and welcomes opportunities when they arise. As a founder member of the Oasby Music Group, she has performed with Nicola Benedetti in an octet at Leeds Town Hall. As a member of the Chineke! Junior Orchestra she reached the semi-final of BGT, where the orchestra were proudly championing their diversity, letting Britain’s BAME children understand that playing classical music was within their reach, and proving, in the words of Simon Cowell, that Classical is Cool. Having had the opportunity of being supported and mentored throughout her musical education by other students, teachers and musicians both locally and nationally, She recognises the importance of this partnership, and is now a mentor to younger students at school, and in local music groups. A number of younger violinists in the Lincolnshire Indian community were inspired to take up the violin when she performed Bollywood music on the violin at the Lincolnshire Indian Society Diwali Mela.
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