Talented Musician Hits The Right Note

Talented Musician Hits The Right Note

Moreton student, Jemima (Year 11) secured a place in the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain. She has attended a ten day residential course over Easter and is now focusing on a further course being held in Switzerland over the summer. 

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NYWO) is the UK’s premier wind orchestra for approximately 75 young musicians aged 14 to 21. Established as a charity in 1986, NYWO brings together some of the finest young woodwind, brass and percussion players in the country. The orchestral configuration uses the whole range of clarinets to take the place of violins and violas in a symphony orchestra, resulting in a wonderfully rich and sonorous sound.

Jemima has also got through to the Under 25 solo instrumental competition at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen. She will be competing there in July.  At the moment, her focus is on the Gregynog Young Musician Competition where she will be performing on Saturday 16th April.  This is a competition of international standard and many previous finalists have gone on to win the BBC Young Musician award. 

Jemima is currently studying clarinet and bass clarinet and attends the Junior Royal Northern alongside her studies at Moreton Hall.

Head of Music, Helen Rayner, commented: “Jemima’s hard work and commitment to the subject has really paid off, and we are in no doubt that she will excel whilst playing with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, as well as the many other competitions she is competing in. We wish her every success.”