Talented solo violinist features at Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra concert

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The Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra’s autumn concert will be in the Birley Centre opposite the Towner Gallery and will feature one of the finalists of this year’s ESO’s Young Soloist Competition.

Aged 21, Molly Cockburn is currently in her third year at the Royal College of Music.

She began learning the violin with Nina Martin before joining the sixth form at Chetham’s School of Music and in 2008 she reached the string semi-finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.

Molly will be playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 3 in G. The programme also includes Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard and Beethoven’s Symphony No 5.

Conducted by Graham Jones with leader Lisa Wigmore, the concert is at 7pm on Sunday 21 October. Tickets bought in advance are £13 (£15 on the door) from boxoffice@eastbourne-college.co.uk or 01323 452255. More details from www.eso.org.uk

The Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra is now in its 32nd season and this will be its 122nd concert and the archives show that it has played Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 only once before, in June 1980. The ESO Young Soloist Competition w

as established in 1988 as a result of the 11th Duke of Devonshire’s financial generosity, and offers young soloists the opportunity to perform with an orchestra.