Both the junior and senior music awards have been so helpful as they have paid for my two years in the National Youth Orchestra. It has been an incredible experience and I have played at some of the best music venues in the country, with of course the highlight being our annual performance in the proms. I have included the link to the TV broadcast of our most recent prom (I am shown quite a lot as I am principal piccolo).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/august-10/15038

At NYO I have received training from some of the top flautists in the UK including Katherine Bryan, Sarah Newbold and Richard Davis. They have helped me raised my standard of playing and because of this I have had a number of successes including winning the Portsmouth Concerto Award (from which I performed the Ibert Flute Concerto in March) and I also won the Winchester Concerto Competition by playing the Nielsen Flute Concerto.

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