Trombonist Edward Hyde enjoyed his first course and concert tour with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain earlier this month, culminating in concerts in Warwick, Nottingham and London's Barbican Hall.
The programme began with works composed in the 21st century, including Rick Dior's Science Fiction and John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony, the former including video projections from sci-fi films of the mid 20th century and the latter focused around the possibilities of an extended percussion section.
The concert concluded with Sibelius Symphony No. 2, which was performed with verve and poise. The supporters from King's were listening out for the brass section, which sounded crisp and well balanced. The age of the performers (14-18) was truly hard to believe given the musical maturity and incredible standard of performance. Congratulations to Edward on this fantastic achievement and best wishes to him for the forthcoming concert in Nottingham on Tuesday evening.
The concert in Warwick was recorded and will be broadcast on BBC radio 3 on 14th January.
Mr. J. Mountford - Director of Music