QE musician part of Olympic-themed extravaganza

Year 7 cellist, Joshua Wong, has performed at two iconic UK venues as part of a large-scale Olympic-themed musical event.

Brent Make Music 2012 – Pass the Torch involved 1,700 instrumentalists and was held at Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall. It included Brent’s best young musicians alongside young musicians from the neighbouring boroughs of Haringey and Enfield.

The show featured mass choirs, classical ensembles, a rock group and a steel pan band. Guest players from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra also appeared, performing with the young musicians a specially-commissioned collaborative work by James Redwood entitled Pass the Torch – A World Symphony.

Joshua performs as a member of the Brent Music Service Senior Strings and is in the School’s Junior Strings and the Training Band. Currently studying for Grade 8 in cello, he is also an accomplished flautist and pianist, studying both those instruments at Grade 5.