KING’S Ely’s Saskia Porter-Thaw (16) has successfully auditioned for a place at the Junior Guildhall School of Music to study Alto Saxophone.

The talented musician, who recently gained two Grade 8 Distinctions in Cello and Alto Saxophone, initially applied for the school’s Sixth Form course. However, due to her outstanding talent, she has been invited to attend the school early.

Places to study at the Guildhall School of Music are extremely limited and competition is high, with many of Saskia’s peers competing in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year.

The King’s Ely Senior student, who hopes to follow a career in music, looks forward to lessons with the award-winning graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Sarah James, as well as being part of the Guildhall School’s Wind Band, Saxophone Ensemble and Big Band. She will also have the chance to take part in specialist jazz courses.

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