Madeline Nickelson (Year 12) has successfully auditioned for a place with Queensland Youth Orchestras and will be playing as Principal Bassoon in QYO3 this year. QYO3 is a full-sized symphony orchestra of 80 members playing at minimum AMEB Grade 5 level, and aged between 10 and 23 years. The highlight of QYO3’s performance calendar is a concert of all QYO orchestras and ensembles which will be held at the QPAC Concert Hall on 26 October.
Maddie is excited to be given this opportunity which is a stepping stone to achieving her dream of becoming a professional bassoonist. She is particularly grateful for her teachers, Mrs Miriam Handsworth and Dr Peter Handsworth, for their ongoing encouragement and support.