This concert has been kindly sponsored by Sally Muddle.
Summer gained a DfE scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where she studied with Catherine Lord. She is now in her first year at the Royal College of Music studying with Andriy Viytovych. She is supported by the Hilary Fabian and Geoffrey Deller RCM award. Summer played with the National Children’s Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Her performance highlights include Romeo and Juliet at the BBC Proms with NYO, the Young Euro Classic Festival 2019 at the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Beethoven quartets series at The Royal Scottish Conservatoire. Summer has also performed in masterclasses with the Endellion Quartet. She has participated in the Dartington Festival Orchestra and currently plays at RCM orchestra and chamber concerts and with her quintet.
Summer’s younger sister Rocket currently studies at Wells Cathedral School on a DfE scholarship with Catherine Lord. She will study at the Royal Academy of Music with Jack Liebeck from September. Rocket plays in the National Children’s Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, as well as participating in the Dartington Festival Orchestra. She is an accomplished chamber musician, playing in a variety of ensembles from baroque string ensembles to her piano quartet. She has performed as a soloist as well as in masterclasses with Stephanie Gonley, Maria Egelhof and Benny Kim. Rocket is an award-winning composer who regularly has her compositions performed, most notably her piece for the spoken word, string orchestra and percussion, to be included in the International Women’s Day Concert 2022.