Boris applauds musician who conducts from her kitchenmain
A woman who conducted Beethoven’s nine symphonies from her kitchen in a project with musicians from the middle of England has received Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Points of Light award.
Nicola Ashton, from Marlborough, and her Virtual Symphonies Orchestra, has raised money for charities.
Boris wrote to her: ‘I was inspired to hear of your symphonic success in bringing together hundreds of musicians to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
‘Your new, virtual orchestra helped to keep the music playing in a safe and Covid secure way, while also raising vital funds for fantastic charities such as ‘MIND’ and ‘Cancer Research UK’. Until your orchestra is able to meet again in person, I hope you continue conducting from your kitchen!’