Skilled violinist and Moreton Sixth Student, Elizabeth (L6), recently played with talented young instrumentalists and professional performers in the Hallé Youth Orchestra. Elizabeth took to the stage to play in two concerts. The orchestra of skilled musicians played to a packed out, enraptured audience, as these stunning performances were a culmination of twelve intensive weeks of rehearsals.
The Hallé Youth Orchestra, established in 2002, offers the nation’s most skilled musicians, aged 13-19 years, a chance to play in a full symphony orchestra. The first performance took place at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; the event incorporated the Youth Orchestra and all the variants of Hallé Youth Choirs. The second performance was a pre-concert for the Hallé Orchestra itself which followed a theme of exotic Mexican and Latin American music.
“It’s a great experience to play with such a renowned orchestra. I’m learning a great deal and relishing the opportunity to play with some fantastic musicians. We are fortunate to work with the Hallé and because I'm in the first violins I work with Lyn Fletcher (Leader of the Hallé!). I'm really enjoying my time there and can't wait for the tour in the summer!”
Opportunities to play in acclaimed national orchestras are an excellent experience for Elizabeth and an incredible achievement. She will join Hallé Youth Orchestra again in summer for a week’s residency and she will also take her place again in the National Youth Orchestra of Wales for another summer residency.