Olympic Orchestra Reunite For First Performance Since The Games
80 young musicians aged 7-18 from East London joined forces with LSO players to recreate their iconic performance at the London 2012 Games last night.
The performance celebrates 10 years of LSO St Luke’s, the LSO’s music education and community entre which has served the community of East London and beyond for the past decade, reaching some 60,000 people annually
The talented musicians performing on Thursday included:
*12-year-old Bevlyn Anyaoku-Clough from Canary Wharf, who began playing the Bassoon just 2 and a half years ago and has gone on to play before the Queen and mayor Boris Johnson as well as opening to an international audience of more than 1 billion.
*Aissatu Jalloh from Tower Hamlets, also 12, who began playing the Cello three years ago and was the first cellist to accept a scholarship from the mayor of London, before going on to perform with LSO.
*Melisande Croft, 15, who has played the Clarinet for 6 years and is balancing her musical education with GCSE’s, with the aim of achieving straight A’s.
*Seve Chuquivala-Jose, a 15-year-old Clarinet player from Lewisham who has played for the Queen and following the London 2012 performance is hoping to get a place at the Junior Guildhall School of Music.