10:42 Thursday 12 June 2014

Junior Guildhall School of Music beckons for talented Saskia

Written byJORDAN DAY

Saskia Porter-Thaw, 16. Saskia Porter-Thaw, 16.

A sweet-sounding saxophonist has secured a place to study at a prestigious music school.

Saskia Porter-Thaw, 16, successfully auditioned for a place at the Junior Guildhall School of Music to study alto saxophone.

The talented musician, who recently gained two Grade 8 distinctions in cello and alto saxophone, initially applied for the school’s sixth-form course.

However, due to her outstanding talent, she has been invited to attend the school early.

Places to study at the Guildhall School of Music are extremely limited and competition is high, with many of Saskia’s peers competing in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year.

Saskia, a student at King’s Ely Senior, hopes to follow a career in music.

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