3 February 2017
Ranulf to Attend National Youth Orchestra Inspire Ensemble
Fifth Form pupil Ranulf Mason has been asked to attend the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) Inspire String Ensemble days in Liverpool at half term.
Aimed at players aged 11-18, playing at high Grade 6 level
right up to Grade 8 Distinction, NYO Inspire Ensembles are three-day
residencies in orchestral family groups: Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion.
They are aimed at improving musical technique and ability by tackling
challenging repertoire and exploring ensemble playing. Musical and social
activities will run alongside rehearsals, and each NYO Inspire Ensemble will
end with a performance for teachers, family and friends.
The philosophy behind NYO Inspire is simple: to give breakthrough experiences of
orchestral music to teenagers of all backgrounds, both as musicians and as
audience members. NYO Inspire
gives committed young musicians the chance to play alongside current NYO
musicians in ensemble rehearsals, supported by a team of tutors.
Ranulf plays the viola
and the organ and will be taking his Grade 8 exams this term. He also sings in
the Chapel choir. In this NYO orchestra he will be playing his viola.
to Ranulf. We’re sure this will be a fantastic experience.