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AN ACCOMPLISHED pianist from Dorridge will become the youngest to ever perform a solo movement with the Halesowen Orchestra tomorrow.

Adelaide Yue, aged 13, will play Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto at Cornbow Hall in Halesowen on Saturday March 17.

Adelaide Yue, aged 13, will play Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto at Cornbow Hall in Halesowen on Saturday March 17.

The King Edward’s High School for Girls pupil has already claimed an impressive number of accolades including Solihull Musician of the Year and the Beryl Champion Prize for the highest regional mark in her grade 8 music exam.

Conductor Martin Leigh said young Adelaide was already matching the talents of players twice her age.

“I met her at the Solihull Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars event last year which gives young soloists the opportunity to perform a movement with a full orchestra.

“The single movement she played made such an impression, I thought she was tremendous.

“She was someone we definitely wanted to encourage so we took the opportunity to rehearse with her with both hands.

“She’s the youngest soloist we have ever had. Normally it’s people in their 20s and 30s but Adelaide really does bear comparison with players that age.

“For someone so young, to play so well...it’s wonderful.”

Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture and the popular 3rd Brahms Symphony will also be performed by the orchestra at the concert which begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 and are available on the door or by calling 0121 550 0956.

 

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