2018 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant | Oboe
Abigail Pettican is a clarinettist studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Nicholas Carpenter. After taking up the clarinet at the age of 8, Abigail joined the local Four Counties Youth Wind Orchestra. Once she has played in the Four Counties Wind Orchestra she obtained a place in the North Wales Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales. At RWCMD Abigail enjoys the opportunity to play in large and small ensembles as well as having the opportunity to play other types of clarinets.
Armand Diangienda, RPS Honorary Member and former pilot who founded a symphony orchestra in one of the poorest cities on earth; Kinshasa, DR of the Congo.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the Beatles film Help, the Fab Four sing Beethoven's Ode to Joy from 'the famous 9th Symphony' (commissioned by the RPS) in order to tame an angry Bengal tiger. Of course everyone joins in...