Congratulations to Upper Sixth pupil and specialist trumpeter, James Hollingsworth, who was selected as one of only four trumpeters for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales over the summer. He is already a member of the National Youth Wind Band of Wales.
James is the youngest of the trumpeters in the Orchestra, and his selection was particularly impressive as he is the only one not already in conservatoire or post-graduate music study.
The NYOW has 70 years experience in providing a first-class training experience for Wales’ young musicians and constantly delivers performances that are full of energy and passion. It is a flagship for youth music in Wales.
The Orchestra presents concerts in prestigious venues across the UK and abroad, including; St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, NCH in Dublin, The Sage Gateshead and Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. It is frequently invited to perform at prestigious international music festivals including the Three Choirs Festival, Fishguard International Festival and the North Wales International Music Festival.