Aged 15 Lottie Anstee joined the Essex Music Service’s flagship ensemble, the Essex Youth Orchestra, and became its Principal Flautist aged 16.  In 2018, Lottie successfully auditioned for the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers.

Lottie is in Year 13 at Colchester’s County High School for Girls and is currently studying A Levels in Music, Psychology, Chemistry and Physics.  Aged 6 she began her music education and learnt the Recorder. At 8 years old she moved to the Flute and by 13 had achieved distinction at Grade 8. Lottie has recently gained a Distinction in her ABRSM Performance Diploma while studying at the Royal Academy of Music Junior School.

Quote from Lottie I would like to thank all my teachers and everyone at Essex Music Services for everything they have done to help me in my exciting musical journey. I’ve enjoyed the tours abroad, where I have performed in an array of concerts, as well as visiting many wonderful new places The best part of being in an orchestra is the excited buzz when all the musicians are playing with immense passion and dedication to producing an outstanding performance.

Quote from Lottie’s Mum “Lottie has thoroughly enjoyed her time with the Essex Young People’s Orchestra from aged 13 and progressing to the EYO and I would like to thank everyone involved in Essex Music Services who provide these wonderful opportunities.  I have many super memories of the fantastic concerts that I have attended, especially the New Year’s ones in Chelmsford Cathedral.”