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Violinist named member of National Youth Orchestra

Violinist named member of National Youth Orchestra

Victoria Chanwai has been selected as second violinist for the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

NYO is New Zealand’s preeminent training orchestra for young musicians and is predominantly made up of university-aged music students.

The orchestra gives musicians the chance to develop their skills under the guidance of internationally respected conductors and the opportunity to perform music at the highest standard in concert halls around New Zealand.

As a member of NYO, Victoria will attend a week long workshop in July which will culminate in a public performance at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and Auckland Town Hall.

The 16-year-old has also been selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra for the second year as first violinist.

She will attend a week-long workshop with the orchestra in Christchurch in April which will conclude with a public evening concert.