Cellist leads youngsters into premiere

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MOULTON cellist Glenis Malkin will be leading 24 members of the Lincolnshire Youth Cello Ensemble in an exciting premiere of a new work to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Hull’s world-famous submarium, The Deep.

And organisers are hopeful the event will be hosted by TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

The students, from Bourne, Market Deeping and Donington, will be joined by student cellists from Lincoln and Grantham and will be directed in the piece by Mrs Malkin.

Sounding the Deep is an extraordinary contemporary music project that will culminate in the special performance on March 17 during the Cultural Olympiad at Hull City Hall.

It has been inspired by the history of the exploration of the ocean depths.

The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with internationally renowned composer, Nigel Morgan, who is creating a 20-minute piece for full symphony orchestra and bass voice, and six ‘shoals’ – shorter pieces to be performed by youth ensembles from Hull, East Yorkshire plus the only youth group representing Lincolnshire, 24 members of Lincolnshire’s Youth Cello Ensemble.

Mr Morgan has spent time at rehearsals with the group, who will take to the stage with a full symphony orchestra, soloists, dancers and underwater lighting and sound effects.

Mrs Malkin said: “We were thrilled to be invited to take part. The work is very exciting and it has been a real challenge to learn it and work alongside the composer.

“It is a unique opportunity for the young players aged between ten and 18.

“I am sure it will be something they remember forever.”