15-year-old oboist to perform at Colston Hall

PUBLISHED: 15:20 21 June 2010

AN OBOE player from Clapton-in-Gordano will be taking centre stage at a concert in the Colston Hall, Bristol, on July 31.

Lavinia Redman will be performing alongside the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (NCO) as the guest soloist.

The NCO, which comprises musicians aged under 14, are playing a demanding programme of Romantic classics featuring Sibelius’ popular Karelia Overture and Rachmaninov’s ground-breaking Symphony No 3.

The orchestra will also perform Stephen Frost’s Oboe Concerto with outstanding local oboist Lavinia, who was the finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010 competition.

Lavinia, aged 15, took up the oboe when she was nine years old. Roger Clarkson, conductor and director of music, said: “We are delighted Lavinia is to perform with us at Colston Hall.

“Not only is she an incredibly accomplished and talented young musician, but she was also an NCO member for three years from 2005-08, and so we are more than thrilled to welcome her back to play with us as a soloist.”

Tickets for the concert are priced £10-£18. To book call 0117 922 3686, email boxoffice@colstonhall.org or book online at www.colstonhall.org

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