GYO gave me a fantastic start to experience orchestral playing. Not only did
I learn a lot about the importance of playing with other people as a team, but also had a fun and enjoyable time. I also had the delight of my first solo performance with an orchestra in the Mayor's charity concert.
From there I went on to play the National Children's Orchestras, Surrey
County Youth Orchestra then the National Youth Orchestra, and GYO had definitely laid the foundations for me. In the long term, I'm hoping to have a career as a cellist, and will always remember my early times with GYO
Laura MacDonald (GYO member and principal cellist 2007-2009)