Birmingham Conservatoire Ensemble play backstage at the Schools Prom 2014

10 November 2014, 21:20

The Birmingham Conservatoire Ensemble at the MFY Schools Prom


Birmingham Conservatoire Ensemble students played a little taster of their piece backstage in the Classic FM press area. Have a listen...

Students from Birmingham Conservatoire are tonight performing a piece commissioned by Music For Youth called From East and West and North and South, written by Joe Cutler. 

The piece uses four trumpets, and two percussionists, to symbolise how young musicians from all the corners of the country converge in the Music for Youth Festivals and Proms. 

Joe Cutler was particularly excited to write this piece, because over 20 years ago, whilst studying composition at Huddersfield University, he worked in his holidays as a stage hand in MFY events. 

The Birmingham Conservatoire Ensemble told Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau that it was a difficult piece to learn, with the counting particularly tricky.

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