RNCM Session Orchestra Showcases CBBC Composer

Andy Stott and the RNCM Session Orchestra were recently involved in a CBBC documentary focusing on the talent of young pianist and composer Shane Thomas.

The RNCM’s Head of Popular Music worked with the 15-year-old on a new composition written especially for BBC Music Day; a celebratory initiative that connected communities and generations across the UK with 17 hours of non-stop music. The work, Spectrum, was arranged for the College’s Session Orchestra and received its world première at the RNCM Theatre on Friday 5 June.

Talking after the performance, Andy said: ‘What’s really impressive is he comes out there and performs in front of a 500 people audience with a 40-piece orchestra behind him like he’s been doing it all his life. He’s an incredibly talented young man and he’s got a bright future.’

Watch the full documentary, My Life: Face the Music, here.

28 August 2015