I have been playing the saxophone for 11 years. My interest began at a very young age, fuelled by my Grandpa’s career as a professional musician. From the very beginning I have participated in jazz bands and concert bands, and even lead the university’s big band at Loughborough in my final year of study.
I am part of the Jazz Ensemble for Platform, as well as organising an additional String Ensemble with piano and soprano sax, to perform a work by Prokofiev.
Jazz Ensemble is made up of Georgia (vocals), Damon (drums), myself (tenor sax), and associate musician, Stephen (bass). Communication is reasonably good, and we have had a couple productive meetings/rehearsals.
Prokofiev Ensemble is made up of Katie (violin), Octavia (violin), Aitor (piano), myself and associate musicians Rosie (cello) and Michael (Viola). This group has only just been assembled; we will see if the movement can be produced to a high enough level, in time for the performance, over the next few weeks.
There are no obvious links to Chemistry. However, I have always noted a strong link between music and mathematical subjects, such as engineering and other sciences.
I listen to various genres of music, but predominantly instrumental artists. A few favourites at the moment are Gordon Goodwin, Esbjorn Svensson, Count Basie, Tord Gustavsen, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Winter.
I pursued Art through AS-level and have since tried to maintain sketching and painting as a hobby.
With thanks to Santander for their generous support for this Arts Scholarship.
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I have always noted a strong link between music and mathematical subjects