Elodie Chousmer-Howells, 17, will lead the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the coming year, it was announced this morning.
Elodie says: ‘NYO is an orchestra of teenagers that wants to connect, through classical music, to other teenagers. I can’t imagine a greater privilege or better use of such an amazing pool of talent.’
Some 21.9% of the new intake of NYO musicians identify as non-white British.
Meet the full orchestra lineup here.