Cathryn Nuta from Launceston has been awarded a grant of £750 from The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth. Cathryn plays the piano and recorder, but specialises in playing the tenor horn. At the age of 14 years she passed her ABRSM Grade 8 in both tenor horn and recorder and was offered a place at the prestigious specialist music school, Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
The tenor horn Cathryn had been playing belonged to her mother; it was old and seeing as she had the intention of becoming a professional musician she felt the time had come to purchase an instrument to match her standard. The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth awarded Cathryn £750 towards the purchase of a Besson Prestige Tenor Horn.
Cathryn said “I was frustrated having to play on an instrument that had seen its day, now that I have my new horn, I think I can achieve so much more. I look forward to playing and continuing to improve in the future. Not only have I gained a place in Chetham’s School of music but also a place with the National Youth Brass Band of GB, having advanced from the National Children’s Brass Band. I can now confidently play on an instrument that meets my abilities. I can now more forward to start to train as a professional musician.”
When Cathryn is home in Cornwall she plays in the family brass band, JDACC Brass, Bodmin Town Band and the Cornwall Youth Brass Band.