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Bootham School Student to perform at The Last Night of the Proms

30 June 2016

 

Bootham School Student to perform at The Last Night of the Proms

 

Sixth Form student, Guylaine Eckersley, from Bootham School has just received the exciting news that she will be performing at the Albert Hall in this year’s last night of the proms.  Guylaine won a place in the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble on bassoon after submitting a video in a competition for 14 to 21 year olds.  The Youth Ensemble will join forces with the world renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra on the last night of the proms in the Royal Albert Hall, to play a piece that was commissioned for the event.

 

Bootham School’s Director of Music, Paul Feehan, said, “This is an absolutely fantastic achievement and a tremendous opportunity for Guylaine to play with her "dream orchestra". Well done Guylaine and good luck!”

 

Guylaine is a regular performer in the popular; Thursday Lunchtime Recital Room Events which take place at 1pm every Thursday during the school term.  Entry is free and access is directly off the street via 45 Bootham.  For more information visit www.boothamschool.com