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Jordan Anson - St Bonaventure's

Jordon has cello fever...

Year 10 student Jordon Anson won a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for his dedication and determination to suceed in music, and his contributions to school life.

The St Bonaventure’s pupil began playing the cello only when he was in Year 7, yet he has wowed his peers and tutors after reaching the dizzy heights of Grade 8 in only four years. Every Saturday, Jordon travels to Lambeth to play at the Centre of Young Musicians while he applied to join the London Schools Symphony Orchestra in 2013, undertaking a series of gruelling auditions both as part of an ensemble and as a solo.

The LSSO offers young musicians from across London first class musical training and education as well as the chance to perform at renowned venues both across the UK and abroad.

In early 2014, Jordon performed in his first public concert at the Barbican Centre. In the audience were St. Bons Head of Music Keasha Brockett and Design Technology teacher Ms Le Beau to watch him in action.

Ms Brockett said "I was really proud of Jordon and to see him up on stage was magnificent. They played some complex pieces but Jordan took it all in his stride. He really is a talented musician who deserves the Jack Petchey Award."

Jordan bought music stands and sheet music with his £200 award money for the benefit of the whole Music Department. Congratulations to him and we wish him all the best for a future in music!

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“Jordon takes everything in his stride, he is a really talented musician”