Student bassoonist selected as ambassador


Postgraduate student Zoe Lumsden has been selected as an Ambassador for the Benedetti Foundation, which aims to share best practice in music education through ‘transformative orchestral and musicianship-based workshops for young people, students, teachers and adults that showcase what music education is at its best’.

The Benedetti Foundation’s objective is to inspire and nurture engagement with music, and the ambassadors, who help to do this, are all students or recent graduates from across the UK’s conservatoires. Notably, this is the first year that the Foundation has included non-string players in the Ambassador Team.

Head of Woodwind Jenni Phillips said: I’m thrilled for Zoe that she has been chosen as an ambassador for the Benedetti Foundation. She has contributed so much to the Woodwind Department during her studies at RBC. I wish her well and look forward to inviting her back to tell the next generation of students about her experiences.”

Bassoonist Zoe Lumsden said: "I am delighted to be joining the Benedetti Foundation Ambassador Team. As an Ambassador, I will be involved in both the performance and teaching activities. It is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best music education practitioners, collaborate with other musicians and deliver orchestra-based projects that enable a huge variety of people to have memorable musical experiences, whether that's through online workshops, in-person performances or a combination of both.

“As a bassoonist, I'm particularly pleased to be part of broadening the education workshops to include all instrument groups. I look forward to being involved with all that lies ahead as the new projects get underway."  

Pictured: Bassoonist Zoe Lumsden

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