A teenager from Timperley has been selected as joint Principal French horn in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Georgia Paxton, 16, from Timperley, attended Sale Grammar School but is now studying for her A-levels at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
Her new position means that she will co-lead the French horn section of 10 teenage players within an orchestra of over 160 players.
She will be performing in the nation’s top concert venues as well as taking part in the orchestra’s Inspire Programme, which performs music alongside over 1,000 school children.
Georgia is following in her late grandad’s footsteps as he played as Principal trumpet in the orchestra in 1953.
Georgia said: “I’m really excited, not only will be playing some amazing music over the next few months, but I’m playing alongside some wonderful and talented friends.
"I’m proud to be from Manchester which has such as rich and vibrant music culture and representing the northwest in this famous orchestra. I’m also looking forward to encouraging and supporting younger musicians to develop their music skills."