Our blog has so many new readers I thought it was a good place to advertise the concert to be given in Birkdale by Southport Orchestra with Zoe Mathews as the soloist in a William Walton composition.
Zoe grew up in Birkdale, went to Farnborough Rd School, and on to Greenbank High School. She is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Zoe was a Brownie and a Guide at St John's along with my daughter Mollie. Zoe went on to be Junior leader. She played her violin in from a very early age toured with the international Guide Orchestra among others at an early age. It is great to see her come back to St John's on Decemebr 1st. Tickets on the door on the night
Zoë Matthews transferred from the violin to the viola at the age of 17 at the Junior RNCM, where she studied with Louise Lansdown and David Vernon. She soon became a member of Pro Corda (National School for Young Chamber Musicians) and in 2005 was awarded an entrance scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music.
Zoë is currently in her third year studying with Martin Outram and has also participated in master classes with Mark Knight, Vladimir Bukac and Roger Benedict.
In January 2007 she performed Malcolm Arnold’s Concerto for Viola with the Oxford and Cambridge Music Club.
This summer Zoë was accepted into the European Union Youth Orchestra on their tour, which included playing in the BBC Proms under Sir Colin Davis. Recently Zoë has also played in the Britten Pears Orchestra.