A young Hereford musician has won a place at England’s top music school

A YOUNG musician from Hereford has won a place in the county’s first music school.

Talented musician Keeley Taylor has been offered a place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for the sixth year.

The school produced the youngest winner of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year award in 2008, and Miss Taylor has set her sights on achieving great success.

Miss Taylor, who is currently working towards grade eight in viola, clarinet and piano, as well as grade seven in vocals, recently won the Performer of the Year award at the HPA Festival, which is run by Encore Enterprises to give opportunity for performers of all ages and abilities to share their talents.


She was inspired by music at St Pauls Primary School before moving on to Hereford Cathedral School, after a brief year at the Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School, where her musical talent honed. developed.

She plays in many orchestras including the English Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Hereford Youth Orchestra.

She will major in viola and clarinet as her first study, while continuing her development of piano and voice, as well as A-levels in music, music technology and drama, and hopes to pursue a career in music.

The opportunity to play in chamber groups, choirs and high-level concerts will also be offered to her during her stay, which is funded by the government’s music and dance programme.


Miss Taylor recently performed for the inauguration of the new Mayor of Hereford and has concerts at the Millennium Center Cardiff, Aberystwyth Musicfest and the Eisteddfod Choir of the coming year in the coming months.

“Thank you to everyone who has inspired and supported me in my musical career thus far,” said Miss Taylor.

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