A student from St Clement Danes, in Chorleywood, has been selected for the BBC Young Musician 2018 percussion category final.
Year 10 student Alexander Pullen, who studies at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, will play a percussion programme at the prestigious competition which airs on BBC Four in April.
He is the youngest competitor to reach this year’s percussion category final.
In 2017, Alex won Bucks’ Young Musician of the Year and was runner up in the International Percussion Youth Competition held in Belgium.
Alex, who is modest about his success, said that it is a real honour to be placed in the percussion final.
He explained: “I am grateful to the BBC for holding this competition as it is a really great platform to showcase musical talent around the UK.
“It is amazing to be surrounded by such inspiring musicians and I am excited at the prospect of performing on TV.”
Miss Anna Stevens, director of music at the school, said: “Alex’s talent was clear from the moment he joined St Clement Danes School. His love of music shines through in all his performances.
“We are extremely proud of Alex’s achievements and very excited to see him perform in this competition.”
Ahead of his appearance at BBC Young Musician, Alex will be performing his percussion final programme at the Royal Academy of Music on Saturday, March 3 at 3.45pm.
The concert will take place in the Dukes Hall. All are welcome, no booking is required and entry is free.
The BBC Young Musician 2018 Percussion Category Final will take place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on Saturday, March 17. It will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Four.
Picture Courtesy of Kersten Luts 2017