Sergei wins place in National Youth Orchestra

Year 11 pupil Sergei Batishchev has secured a place as a violinist in the National Youth Orchestra.

As a result, he will be performing with other élite young musicians from around the country at high-profile National Youth Orchestra concerts in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and London’s Barbican Hall in January 2011.

Sergei plays a significant part in the musical life of Queen Elizabeth’s School, which is a specialist Music college. In addition to his GCSE Music studies, he leads the String Quartet and plays in the String Camerata and the Symphony Orchestra.

His NYO appointment confirms the early promise he showed at QE in 2008 when he won the Senior House Instrumental Competition – a feat he followed up with a second place in the same competition this year.

Sergei has been augmenting his musical studies since 2007 by attending, on Saturdays, the junior section of the Royal Academy of Music, London.