PYO Trumpeter Jenny Whitaker has again been selected for the BBC Youth Ensemble and will Perform in the first night of the Proms in the Albert Hall on July 13th. After auditions across the UK, BBC selected 26 musicians aged 16-25 and Jenny (16) is one of only 6 trumpets to have been selected. She will be performing a specially commissioned work ‘Five Telegrams’ by Anna Meredith with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Jenny was previously selected for the BBC Youth Ensemble in 2016 where she was the youngest participant in the orchestra and had the honour of opening the last night of the Proms with another world premiere.
Jenny will travel to BBC Maida Vale Studios on 17 June for initial mentoring and then work at Maida Vale with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a week in July before the big night. She owes so much to her involvement in PYO and the opportunities that have been nurtured by Perth and Kinross Instrumental Music Service.