Concerto in F major for Bassoon and Orchestra
Carl Maria von Weber
Shona Rae (bassoon)
Shona is a S6 pupil at Perth High school. She started learning bassoon in 2013 with Philip Alexander and in 2015 successfully auditioned for the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (JRCS) where she now studies with Janet Bloxwich. Shona joined PYO in 2012 as a violinist, changing to bassoon in 2014. She really enjoys playing in groups and is a member of JRCS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra as well as playing in a JRCS Wind Quintet. She is a member of PKC Wind Orchestra, PHS Wind Band, String Orchestra and full Orchestra. She has been a member of the Blackford Fiddle Group since 2008 and plays in their ceilidh band. Last year she took part in the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland and Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra summer schools. Shona loves musicals and so far has played in bands for Oliver, Oklahoma, Fame and the Gondoliers. This summer she will play in West Side Story with Youth Music Theatre Scotland. In the autumn she is going to Strathclyde University to study Biomedical Engineering and plans to continue playing the bassoon.