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Fergus McCready is an oboist currently in his third year undergrad at the Royal Academy of Music. Fergus has been Principle Oboe with YMSO since 2019, during which he has had the opportunity to perform a variety of great orchestral works, one of his favourites being Brahms Symphony No. 1. During lockdown, Fergus used the time to refine his oboe reeds, experimenting with different techniques and devices. Aside from this, Fergus found that the lockdown period presented a great opportunity for him to explore other hobbies of his outside of music, such as rock climbing and trail running in his local area of South Devon.
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MEET THE PLAYERS:

Fergus McCready is an oboist currently in his third year undergrad at the Royal Academy of Music. Fergus has been Principle Oboe with YMSO since 2019, during which he has had the opportunity to perform a variety of great orchestral works, one of his favourites being Brahms Symphony No. 1. During lockdown, Fergus used the time to refine his oboe reeds, experimenting with different techniques and devices. Aside from this, Fergus found that the lockdown period presented a great opportunity for him to explore other hobbies of his outside of music, such as rock climbing and trail running in his local area of South Devon.

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Beautiful sound last Wednesday, Fergus 👏

Tue Jun 15th, 2021

Day 2 of rehearsals in sunny Westminster at the beautiful St John’s Smith Square! ... See MoreSee Less

We’re so excited to be be back in the wonderful St John’s Smith Square, rehearsing Egar and Glazunov for our concert this Wednesday! 🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

We’re so excited to be be back in the wonderful St John’s Smith Square, rehearsing Egar and Glazunov for our concert this Wednesday! 🎶

MEET THE PLAYERS:

Phoebe Clarke, originally from Melbourne, Australia, is currently in her third year undergraduate at the Royal College of Music, studying classical double bass. She’s recently been spending time trying to expand her knowledge of solo repertoire on the double bass, and posting daily on her Instagram practice account.

Throughout lockdown, Phoebe co-founded “Bassists with Boobs”, a platform to promote, empower and celebrate underrepresented genders in the double bass community. Other than this, and practice of course, she loves playing with her dogs, teaching and being crafty!

Phoebe has been performing with YMSO since 2019, and has thoroughly enjoyed playing in a more “professional” environment. She led the double bass section in the last live concert in November, and has loved contributing to the YMSO Virtual Concerts in anticipation for when they take place in person once again.
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MEET THE PLAYERS:

Phoebe Clarke, originally from Melbourne, Australia, is currently in her third year undergraduate at the Royal College of Music, studying classical double bass. She’s recently been spending time trying to expand her knowledge of solo repertoire on the double bass, and posting daily on her Instagram practice account. 

Throughout lockdown, Phoebe co-founded “Bassists with Boobs”, a platform to promote, empower and celebrate underrepresented genders in the double bass community. Other than this, and practice of course, she loves playing with her dogs, teaching and being crafty!

Phoebe has been performing with YMSO since 2019, and has thoroughly enjoyed playing in a more “professional” environment. She led the double bass section in the last live concert in November, and has loved contributing to the YMSO Virtual Concerts in anticipation for when they take place in person once again.

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A most wonderful Thames Youth Orchestra alumna too!

Go Phoebe!!!

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As we can’t be performing together today at St.John’s Smith Square, we thought we would put together another Virtual Performance for you all to enjoy!

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MEET THE PLAYERS:

Leah Leong is originally from Bristol and completed her masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in August 2020. She plays in a variety of ensembles ranging from classical to pop and can’t wait to start performing again.

Since 2018, Leah has been the principal cellist in YMSO and has loved exploring a wide range of orchestral repertoire and meeting so many other musicians from different conservatoires.

During lockdown, Leah has been running and trying to improve on her 10k PB time, experimenting with recording at home, volunteering in her local zero waste shop, and watching a lot of Netflix.
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MEET THE PLAYERS:

Leah Leong is originally from Bristol and completed her masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in August 2020. She plays in a variety of ensembles ranging from classical to pop and can’t wait to start performing again.

Since 2018, Leah has been the principal cellist in YMSO and has loved exploring a wide range of orchestral repertoire and meeting so many other musicians from different conservatoires. 

During lockdown, Leah has been running and trying to improve on her 10k PB time, experimenting with recording at home, volunteering in her local zero waste shop, and watching a lot of Netflix.

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You can hear Leah playing in the solo section at the start of Wagner's 'Siegfried Idyll' www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7u9jN7Cmco&t=4s

Photo by Olivia Da Costa Photo

MEET THE PLAYERS:

Jake Parker is a 4th year horn player at Guildhall, originally from Sevenoaks in Kent. He first played with YMSO in 2017, and has been Principal Horn since January 2019.

Jake will be continuing his studies at Guildhall in September on the prestigious Orchestral Artistry Masters Programme.

During Lockdown 3, he’s been rediscovering his childhood love of chess, exploring the world of craft beer, and riding around East London on his trusty bicycle!
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MEET THE PLAYERS:

Jake Parker is a 4th year horn player at Guildhall, originally from Sevenoaks in Kent. He first played with YMSO in 2017, and has been Principal Horn since January 2019. 

Jake will be continuing his studies at Guildhall in September on the prestigious Orchestral Artistry Masters Programme. 

During Lockdown 3, he’s been rediscovering his childhood love of chess, exploring the world of craft beer, and riding around East London on his trusty bicycle!

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You can hear Jake playing in our recent performance of Brahms 1 youtu.be/IE1JaATQ0pA

lovely photo of a strapping young gentleman

Even while we can’t meet up to play together the work doesn’t stop. James is beavering away on a number of exciting projects for YMSO, including another Virtual Performance. Watch this space!! ... See MoreSee Less

Even while we can’t meet up to play together the work doesn’t stop. James is beavering away on a number of exciting projects for YMSO, including another Virtual Performance. Watch this space!!

In November we were able to meet and play together, but without an audience. As a result sharing this video of our concert with you is particularly special for us. Please enjoy!

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Excellent!

Merry Christmas from the YMSO

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Your Christmas present from the YMSO is wrapped and ready for you to open at midday tomorrow! See you there ... See MoreSee Less

...and that’s a wrap.

We look forward to sharing the complete video of our project at St John’s Smith Square in the very near future!
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...and that’s a wrap. 

We look forward to sharing the complete video of our project at St John’s Smith Square in the very near future!
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