Hello! I’m Eliza.
Last year, I auditioned to be a keyboardist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
With the help of Ms Ova, I was able to prepare and ace my extracts, sight reading and interview part of the audition. I was over the moon when I heard I got in and was in for a treat.
Over the new year, we went and played in the Barbican Hall, Royal Concert Hall, and Warwick Art Centre, it was an absolutely breathtaking experience (especially the part where I held my breath during my entire celeste solo). I met so many new friends during the tour as well.
If it wasn’t for the COVID pandemic, we would have been playing in the BBC Proms, so that is a little disappointing, but hopefully we get a chance in 2021.
If you want to come see us next year winter, the tickets are up on the NYO website - https://www.nyo.org.uk/
I just want to say a big thank you to Ms Ova for her help.