Deronne White – Year 13, Highbury Grove School
When I came to Highbury Grove School I started to learn the cello, through the Music Specialist School Programme from Year 7. A year later, I also started to learn the flute and pursue it as my main instrument. Learning the flute has been a very enjoyable and rewarding experience as just after picking it at 12 years old, I managed to gain an ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction at 15 years old. Orchestral music is my main interest in classical music, which has already pushed me to gain a seat in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2016, which will be a valuable asset to my career in music. I have been awarded a place to study at the Royal College of Music. I want to be a professional orchestral musician in the future and gaining a place in a top conservatoire will be very beneficial for me in pursuing this.