From Bruno to Beethoven in three days
A unique collaboration between the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, music hubs in Liverpool and In Harmony is creating more opportunities for music education to become accessible to young people from all backgrounds.
Following the partnership between the Philharmonic’s learning programme working with Resonate Music Hub and Sky Music Hub in Sefton and Knowsley, a three day event was held at the Philharmonic Hall and Resonate’s base at Notre Dame Catholic College as Mel Burton from Resonate explained:
“The idea behind the project was for us to partner and support the very first Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Academy Orchestra along with other local hubs and In Harmony, whose inspiring work uses music to enthuse and motivate children, families and communities.
“In turn, the LPYAO has provided some brilliant opportunities as the regional spark for young people of diverse backgrounds and abilities using our hub to gain accessibility to a world class music education. We feel blessed to have the Philharmonic and their incredible level of expertise on our doorstep.”
One of the many young people impressed by the three day experience was bass player Charlotte Meredith aged 15.
She said: “It really has been truly amazing. I’ve spent nearly a whole day with Anthony Williams, bassist with the RLPO and he has now inspired me to join an orchestra! There are lots of young people like me who have been studying music at for example Grade 4 or 5 who want to advance to Grade 7 and the LPYAO has opened up pathways enabling me to fulfil my goals. It’s all really exciting. I would never have got this far without Resonate and this initiative. I’ve literally gone from learning Bruno Mars to Beethoven in three days!”