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School plays host to music star ahead of BBC Music Day

Friday 3 June is BBC Music Day and we will be keeping a close eye on proceedings following a performance from one of the event’s ambassadors at the school.

Jennifer Pike, a renowned classically trained violinist, performed in the Hallam Hall in April in aid of The Wellspring – one of the charities the school supports – at their ‘Spring Recital’.

A film crew from the BBC recorded an interview with Jennifer in the quad and her duet with French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé and will use the video as part of their Music Day celebrations.

Jennifer is a patron of The Wellspring, a charity that provides services to homeless and disadvantaged people, and she shot to international recognition when she was named the BBC Young Musician of the Year at twelve years of age – the youngest ever winner at that time.

The music star, who now performs alongside the world’s top orchestras and is a keen spokesperson, encouraging young people to engage in music, said: “I was inspired to become an ambassador for BBC Music Day because it brings music to everybody.”

BBC Music Day is a UK-wide celebration of everything the country loves about music with the aim of bringing people from different generations and communities together. You can find out more about BBC Music Day by visiting their website.

Further information about The Wellspring can be found on their website.