Noli, LPO Junior Artist 2017
As a child growing up in Lewisham I went to the LPO’s Animate Orchestra in my school holidays between the ages of 7 and 12. I really enjoyed the music-making sessions and lots of my friends also went along. A few years after Animate I was introduced to the LPO’s Junior Artists scheme and decided I would apply; I’m a viola player.
I really wanted to be a part of the scheme because I have ﬁrst hand experience of being the only person of colour in the youth orchestras that I play with and I’m really keen to change that. Being a part of Junior Artists I hope will make me a role model. I believe, and very much hope, that if someone younger sees me on the concert platform, they will be inspired to believe that they can do the same.