Congratulations to Trinity Laban harpist Tamara Young who has been chosen as Principal Harpist in the prestigious Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra for its August 2011 tour. Each year over 2000 people apply to join the international orchestra which is committed to developing the next generation of musicians.
Tamara will rehearse with the orchestra in Bolzano, Italy before giving concerts in Salzburg, Dresden, Bolzano and in London, the later as part of the BBC Proms. Under the direction of Sir Colin Davis the orchestra will perform Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, Ravel's Shéhérazade and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Tamara is currently studying for her Masters at Trinity Laban with Head of Harp Studies Gabriella Dall'Olio. She graduated from Trinity Laban's BMus programme in 2010 with first class honours and received the John Marson prize in 2009 for 'most outstanding and creative young musician'.
She has performed many solo and chamber music recitals both at home and abroad including a recent solo recital at St Martin In the Fields, Strasbourg France and at Cheltenham Town Hall with her flute and harp duo 'Syrinx'. She has a considerable experience as an orchestral harpist, most recently performing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia at the Royal Opera House, Young Musician Symphony Orchestra and Bromley Symphony Orchestra.