TWO talented siblings from Huddersfield are to appear in a prestigious music festival.
Rebecca and William Robertson will take to the stage at a major performing arts festival in Grimsby on Saturday.
It is a Festivals Championship event culminating from winning performances in dance, speech and drama and music from across Yorkshire throughout 2008-2009.
The Grimsby event is a “Showcase of Talent” to decide three supreme Regional Champions.
Rebecca, 21, has been chosen to represent the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival of Huddersfield.
She lives in Oak Tree Avenue, Scholes, Holmfirth.
Rebecca, a former pupil of Holmfirth High School, started playing the piano when she was six and then took up the cornet and trumpet at the age of 11.
She was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for four years and has played with Rothwell Temperance, Pennine and Yorkshire Imps Brass Bands.
She is also a former member of Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra.
In 2006 she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she is now in her third year, currently studying trumpet with Murray Greig.
In 2007 she won the Rotary Club of Holmfirth Millennium Prize and in 2009 she was awarded the title of Kirklees Young Musician of the Year.
Rebecca loves performing. She is a regular soloist at weddings and has played solo piccolo trumpet in performances of Handel’s ‘Messiah’.
When she graduates from college at the end of next year it is her ambition to combine a solo performing career with professional orchestral trumpet work.
Her 14-year-old brother William will be representing Holmfirth Musical Festival.
He is a regular performer at music festivals on both piano and cello. He was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra for four years.
He plays principal cello with Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra and is a member of Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra.
He recently under-studied the Elgar Cello Concerto with Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra for the internationally renowned cellist Alexander Baillie and won the 2008 Holmfirth Rotary Club Millennium Trophy and Prize at the Holmfirth Musical Festival.
He also performed at La Mortella on the island of Ischia and in Rome with the National Children’s Orchestra.