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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA PLACE FOR DANIEL
17th December 2013



A YOUNG viola virtuoso from Loretto School in Musselburgh, East Lothian has beaten hundreds of the UK’s most talented young musicians to secure a place in the Main National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.

Daniel Dalland, 13, from South Queensferry, has been chosen as one of the orchestra’s elite young musicians, who will rehearse and perform across the country in the coming year. 

Members have two 9-day residential courses, one at Easter and one in the Summer, both of which end with a public concert. Previous venues have included Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Brighton Dome and Leeds Town Hall. There is also a Winter non-residential weekend leading up to a concert, usually in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre.

 

Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School, said, “This is a tremendous achievement for Daniel. The National Children’s Orchestra is Great Britain’s premier symphony orchestra for children and hundreds of talented youngsters auditioned for a spot. Getting a place in Main Orchestra is the ultimate NCO achievement. This full symphony orchestra for children up to the age of 14 showcases the very best of the National Children’s Orchestra experience.”

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