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BECOMING A BAROQUE VIOLIST

Tuesday 8th October, 2019
Last year, AYO violist Katie Yap was a recipient of the prestigious Ernest V. Llewellyn Scholarship, which enabled her to buy a custom-made baroque viola. We chatted to Katie a year on from purchasing her viola about the freedom of playing a baroque instrument of her own and the opportunities it has presented for her throughout the year.

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UMBERTO CLERICI | MEET THE ARTISTS OF 2021

Wednesday 10th March, 2021
Umberto Clerici has a career spanning over 20 years, not only as a gifted cellist but also as an emerging conductor. Ahead of conducting the musicians of AYO Autumn Music Camp, we chatted to him about his career and the musical wisdom he hopes to pass onto the next generation. Discover more.

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FROM AYO TO THE PHILHARMONIE S├ťDWESTFALLEN | TOSHIYUKI HOSOGAYA

Wednesday 10th March, 2021
AYO oboe alumnus, Toshiyuki Hosogaya has just won a permanent position as second oboe with the Philharmonie S├╝dwestfallen in Germany. We chatted to him about his experiences with AYO, working towards his dream career and a surprising hobby outside music.

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GETTING STARTED WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC | A PLAYLIST

Tuesday 9th February, 2021
If you wanted to introduce a friend to classical music, which piece of music would you play them? For those new to classical music it can be difficult to know where to start, so we asked our community to share their recommendations! Here is a collection of repertoire chosen by the AYO community. Listen to our playlist and read about their picks. What would you choose?

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