Wilburton schoolgirl is chosen to play in the world famous National Youth Orchestra

PUBLISHED: 11:38 28 November 2016

Lucy Howard of Wilburton has been chosen for the National Youth Orchestra.

Lucy Howard of Wilburton has been chosen for the National Youth Orchestra.


A 16 year old schoolgirl has been chosen to play in the prestigious National Youth Orchestra.

Lucy Howard has been chosen for the National Youth OrchestraLucy Howard has been chosen for the National Youth Orchestra

Lucy Howard is one of 164 musicians from across the country who has been picked to perform with the world famous orchestra in the brass section.

Lucy, of Wilburton, has been playing the horn for nine years.

The Wilburton student said: This is widely seen as the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers. I will join 163 other teenagers from all over the country to take part in this exciting orchestra.

“I’m really excited to be part of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain because it is such an amazing orchestra full of people who share my passion for music.”

Lucy, who attends the Perse School in Cambridge, added: “I have worked extremely hard to achieve this and am delighted that my efforts have paid off. I can’t wait to take part in all the concerts and inspire events!

“I want to meet lots of new people and create some unforgettable memories with them.”

She said her biggest lessons were learning to over come when things go badly and learning that no performance can be perfect.

Her best advice was to anticipate so you’re not behind and breathe and prepare earlier than you think you need to.

“Sue Dent has really helped me improve with my technique, enabling me to tackle more adventurous and unconventional repertoire and to appreciate what I want to convey in my performance.”

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