A 14-year-old Timperley student has won the prestigious Sylvia Swiffin Trust prize at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music.
Georgia Paxton, a Year 10 student at Sale Grammar School, won the award for outstanding music progress and performance, playing the French Horn.
Now performing at a national level, Georgia has played the French horn since she was seven years old. She recently performed as part of the renowned National Youth Orchestra GB at the Barbican in London.
At the Royal Festival Hall in London she performed a Ukrainian folk group as part of a group of eight young musicians, which was later broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Georgia is also a member of the famous Halle Youth Orchestra and will be touring Scotland in the summer with the orchestra. She is taught by John Thornton at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Georgia said: “I would like to thank the Sylvia Swiffin Trust for my prize. It’s a huge honour. I’ve had an incredible year of performance and I plan to continue playing as much as I can.”