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National Youth Orchestra Success - to the Tune of Five

03 December 2010

This year a record-breaking number of King Edward's pupils have been accepted to perform with the National Youth Orchestra.  Not only have Roberto Ruisi (violin) and Kiyam Lin (violin) succeeded in keeping their places but they have also been joined by Matthew Rayner (viola), James Kuo (violin) and Dan Mort (clarinet).  It is thought that no other school in Britain (apart from specialist music schools) has achieved this number of participants.  Two of the musicians are also at King Edward's on an Assisted Place which highlights the importance of fundraising efforts to increase accessibility to the school.

The National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Great Britain brings brilliant young musicians together and gives them the opportunity to play with young people from across the country and around the world.  It is an unparalleled creative experience for the young people involved and an inspirational experience for audiences.

King Edward's has strong links with the NYO. Over the summer holidays, the school was delighted to provide the orchestra with a space to practise in.  Over a hundred of the UK's most talented young musicians descended on Big School for two weeks to rehearse for a series of concerts, some of which will be taking place during January in Liverpool, London and Leeds.

For further information about these concerts, in which the King Edward's boys will be performing, please visit the NYO website here.

National Youth Orchestra

The National Youth Orchestra practising in Big School over the summer