Anna Crawford will be celebrating this October half term after gaining a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. A dedicated musician, Anna plays both the cello and piano and is a Music Scholar in the Upper Sixth. To secure her place she faced a rigorous audition process which consisted of directing a sectional rehearsal, playing a solo repertoire, sight-reading and playing excerpts from orchestral pieces all to a select panel of judges. This success will see her perform with the National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall next season
Anna enjoys her selection for the National Youth Orchestra after an exceptional year in which she won the Medway Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2016 and performed as a commended finalist in both the Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2017 and the Woodard Young Musician of the Year 2017. She will shortly feature as cello soloist in the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Bromley Youth Music Trust Symphony Orchestra in November and
Director of Music at King’s Rochester, John Mountford said “This is one of the greatest opportunities and highest accolades a young musician can gain. This is the gold standard of achievement and a life changing opportunity for Anna”.