17 December 2019
Kirkham Grammar School Lower Sixth Form pupil, Brioni Crowe who wowed the Royals after a guest performance at Buckingham Palace has been selected to join the prestigious National Youth Orchestra for their Winter tour. Brioni, a flautist, who joined the Junior Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester when she was only 10, will leave home on Boxing Day to play on tour with the renowned orchestra at various UK venues.
Brioni, who will play first flute, is one of only 164 musicians across the entire country selected to play as part of the national team, hailed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras of teenagers. Brioni performing amongst such talented young musicians is a huge honour and achievement.
As well as her A Level studies, Brioni is still studying with the RNCM every Saturday and also plays with Manchester’s Halle Orchestra. One day she would like to play as a principal with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
It has been quite a year for Brioni, with the opportunity to play at Buckingham Palace coming right in the middle of her GCSE week but she was determined she would still do it. She was invited to play a private event hosted by the Duchess of Kent after she saw her play at The Lansdowne Club in London and it was a fantastic day and experience for her.
Brioni will be performing across the country at Warwick Arts Centre, Symphony Hall, Barbican, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham and the Southbank Centre.
Well done, Brioni!