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Young musicians in Kent can perform alongside Chloe Hanslip at the Kent County Youth Orchestra's summer concer.

By Annabel Rusbridge-Thomas

The cream of Kent's young musicians will get the chance to perform with an internationally-acclaimed violinist at a summer concert.

26-year-old Chloë Hanslip began playing the violin at the age of two, performed solo when she was four, and by the age of 10, had performed in all Europe's major concert halls.

Now, aspiring violinists and music enthusiasts can enjoy a masterclass with the prodigy and perform at Kent County Youth Orchestra's Summer Concert on Saturday, August 30.

Chloe Hanslip and Miranda Stinton
Chloe Hanslip and Annie Pullar

Three young musicians already performed for Chloe at Kent Music in Maidstone on Wednesday, July 30.

Mirana Stinton, 17, from Sevenoaks, Annie Pullar, 19, from Staplehurst and Charlotte Cane, 19, from Canterbury are all members of the Kent County Youth Orchestra and were excited to meet Ms Hanslip.

They will also perform with her at the concert at Mote Hall in Maidstone Leisure Centre.

Chloe Hanslip and Charlotte Cane

Kent Music chief executive Peter Bolton said: “We are delighted to welcome one of classical music’s finest young talents to Kent to work with us, providing inspiration and know how to the next generation of young musicians.

"In only five days, the orchestra works on repertoire from scratch and performs in concert to the most exacting of standards. This challenging, stimulating and enjoyable musical environment has produced some of Britain's finest professional musicians.”

Tickets for the concert at 7.30pm are £16.50, £14.50 and £6.50 and are available from the Gulbenkian box office on 01227 769075 and www.thegulbenkian.co.uk.

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