Star Barnsbury violinist, 16, joins National Youth Orchestra

Barnsbury teenager Robin Day has been awarded a place in the National Youth Orchestra for 2018. Phot

Barnsbury teenager Robin Day has been awarded a place in the National Youth Orchestra for 2018. Photo by Sara Hayes - Credit: Archant

A Barnsbury teenager has joined an elite group of musicians who have been selected to form the National Youth Orchestra in 2018.

Robin Day, who has been playing the violin for 13 years, will be given a taste of the industry over the next year with a live show on Radio 3, an appearance on Classic FM and a concert at the Barbican to look forward to.

The 16-year-old, who attends Dame Alice Owen’s School in Potters Bar, said: “I’m really excited to be part of the orchestra because of the fantastic tuition I will receive, not to mention the world-class conductors I will learn from.

“I feel it is my duty to inspire other young people and teenagers to get involved in classical music and to experience the pleasure I get from it on a daily basis.”

Robin was one of 163 teenagers across the UK who beat off competition from more than 700 talented musicians in two “really intensive” auditions.


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