What is your name and what do you play?
I’m Zoё and I play the trumpet.
What and where do you study, and what are your ambitions?
I’m currently in y13, but I have an offer to study on the ‘Joint Course’ between Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music from September. I’d love to be a professional trumpet player or conductor, and I am also keen to do some music therapy.
What is your favourite memory of playing with WYS?
Mahler 4 was my first concert with WYS nearly four years ago, and that concert was one of the things that really confirmed I wanted to be a professional musician. Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto was also an incredible opportunity and a memory I will always treasure!
What is it like playing with the WYS?
It’s so much fun – very relaxed, but great standard of music-making and fab people.
What is Daniel like to work with?
He’s such a legend – super encouraging and amazingly inspiring. He always has a vision for the music and creates really moving performances.
What is your favourite piece of music and why?
Copland 3 – it’s such an epic journey of a piece (and has awesome brass parts!).