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Patrick's new violin role will have him pulling strings for orchestra


By Gemma Gardner


Partick Bevan has been appointed principal second violin for the National Youth Orchestra
Partick Bevan has been appointed principal second violin for the National Youth Orchestra

A 17-year-old student at The Perse School in Cambridge has been appointed principal second violin for the National Youth Orchestra.

Patrick Bevan, who lives in Cambridge, student has been playing with the orchestra for the past three years, said he is looking forward to taking on the role with responsibility for 20 other violinists.

“I’m excited and I’m pleased,” said the upper sixth student. “It’s been great and everyone has been really positive. I think the role will teach skills and leadership and how to get on well with other people. I’ve got to build relationships with the people in my section, making sure everyone is on time, so it’s a big responsibility.”

Every year about 800 young people from across the UK audition for a place with the orchestra, which is made up of 164 teenagers all with Grade 8 Distinction in their chosen instrument.

The orchestra’s activities start in December, when Patrick and other section principals will be collaborating with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and performing with them on stage at the Barbican in London.

Patrick will also be taking part in a series of ‘Inspire Events’, working alongside young people to encourage their passion for music.



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