Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Students perform at world famous Carnegie Hall

Students perform at world famous Carnegie Hall

Three of our talented musicians formed part of the 120 strong Tees Valley Youth Orchestra (TYVO) which stunned spectators with a performance at the world famous Carnegie Hall, receiving three standing ovations in recognition of their wonderful playing.
 
In celebration of 50 years of TYVO, Hannah Glanville (Upper Sixth), Harry Baldwin (Lower 6) and Shreya Gellia (Year 9) travelled to New York with the ensemble over the summer, to play in front of an audience of 1000 at one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. 
  
Made up of young musicians from all over the North-East of England, the orchestra, which is the only one of its kind in the region played a range of inspired pieces, included Mahler’s Symphony no.1 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an exhibition.
  
Speaking about the experience, Harry, said: “It was a thrilling experience and the best thing I've ever been part of.”
 
TVYO conductor and RGS Piano Teacher, Nicholas Nowicki, added:  “It was such a privilege to share the stage with such dedicated young musicians. To see their faces when the sound of the legendary Carnegie Hall acoustics came back at us is unforgettable. Whether or not these young people go on to become musicians, their lives have all been enriched by this experience and I am full of admiration for their continued drive, teamwork and championing of music education.”