Young viola virtuoso, from Woodbridge, seals top youth orchestra spot

Woodbridge School pupil, William Emery

Woodbridge School pupil, William Emery - Credit: Archant

A musical Suffolk schoolboy is celebrating a string of successes after achieving multiple awards for his prodigious talent and securing a place in the National Youth Orchestra.

Woodbridge School pupil, William Emery, who plays grade eight viola, had already won the Suffolk Festival Senior String Champion Music Committee Cup and Woodbridge School’s prestigious Louise Livett Trophy when his talent was recognised nationally with an offer of joining the orchestra.

The 15-year-old year 11 pupil was presented with his awards at the school’s Gala Concert, held at the Seckford Theatre earlier this month.

Woodbridge School headmaster, Neil Tetley said: “William is a wonderfully talented musician and we are supporting him as much as we can in fulfilling his potential.

“We are all very proud his selection for the National Youth Orchestra – an incredible achievement.”

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