Saskia’s musical masterclasses earns her offers from two prestigious music schools

Saskia Porter-Thaw

Saskia Porter-Thaw - Credit: Archant

A King’s Ely Senior girl hit the right notes with bosses at two prestigious music schools during her recent auditions.

Saski Porter-Thaw’s musical masterclasses were rewarded with offers from both the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music after auditions last month,

Saskia, 18, who studies A Level student studying Psychology, Textiles and Music, also won a place in the National Youth Wind Orchestra saxophone ensemble which is made up of mostly first and second year students.

Jonathan Kingston, Director of Music at King’s Ely, said: “Saskia has given a tremendous amount to music at King’s Ely during her many years as a pupil. She is a true all-rounder and her contributions to school music have consistently been at the highest level. The King’s community is immensely proud of Saskia and pleased for her as she continues to forge ahead as an exceptional saxophonist.

“To have secured offers from two of the very finest conservatoires represents a huge level of tenacity and dedication and to have been awarded a place at NYWO in addition, only confirms our view that she is already an exceptionally fine musician.”