The Perse School

Perse Musician of the Year performs on television in Argentina

31 May 2017

The Perse School Musician of the Year Adelaide Harliono-Evans is travelling to Argentina to perform live on Argentinian TV.

Adelaide will be playing the cello and performing with the Argentinian National Youth Orchestra and Choir, which will include over 700 children from orchestras around the world. The event is organised by the Argentinian government to promote music to young people across Argentina and is the largest music festival in South America.

At just 12 years of age, Adelaide has been chosen to perform a solo on her cello due to her outstanding talent and will be one of the youngest solo performers the festival has seen.

“I try to practice playing my cello for around 2 hours a day and when I have a concert coming up I try to practice even more, but I have to do my school work too which isn’t easy,” says Adelaide. “I’m looking forward to playing ‘Vocalise’ by Rachmaninoff and I have been working very hard practicing for the performance.  The concert is also broadcast on national television which is really exciting” she says.

As well as performing her cello solo, Adelaide will also be singing with the international choir. “I love singing and I currently sing in the National Youth Orchestra for Great Britain, which is great. It’s going to be amazing singing with so many children from across the world in Argentina and I’m looking forward to singing some songs that I love including ‘Smoke gets in your eyes’, and ‘Ave Maria’. Mostly I’m looking forward to meeting children from all over the world and also seeing the Iguazu falls, which will be very special,” says Adelaide.

Listen below to hear Adelaide talking about her trip to Argentina.

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