Aged 16 Edward Frazer-Brown has just been invited to join the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain –  the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers, as a Tuba player.

Over the last two years, Edward has performed with many of our County’s flagship music groups. He currently plays with the Essex Youth Orchestra, Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra and Sextet plus Essex Youth Wind Orchestra on Tuba, Euphonium or Trombone.

Edward started playing the Tuba aged 10 at a local community music centre and has recently passed his Grade 8 Tuba exam with Distinction. He is also a self-taught Trombone player. In addition to playing with many of the County’s Music Groups he also plays with a local Championship Brass Band and a Big Band.

Edward is home educated and aged 15 started his ‘A’ level music with Trinity Laban. He hopes to further his studies at The Royal Northern Conservatoire next year.

Jenni Thomson, Essex Music Services “Edward has performed in concert all around the county as a member of many music groups, Last summer he performed with both the Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra in a tour of the Hartz region of Germany.

He is a huge asset to our County Groups and is dedicated to help achieve the highest standard in concert. All at Essex Music Services are very proud of his recent success and believe it is well deserved!

 Edward’s younger sister, Saffina who also plays trombone and is another emerging talent in many of our music groups, and like her brother has been involved in as many groups, concerts and tours. I am sure she will have the same success as her older brother.”

For more information on joining any of our music groups, please contact:-   Jenni Thomson,  Music Ensembles Co-ordinator, Essex Music Services. Telephone: 0333 0139362 |  Mobile: 07786 125700