Leila Hooton – flute
We’re delighted that Leila Hooton, winner of the Norfolk Young Musician Competition will be playing for us at Wymondham Abbey.
Leila is currently in her second year, studying BMus Flute performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC). She currently studies with Marie-Christine Zupancic, Judith Hall and Andrew Lane.
Leila is originally from Norwich and before joining Conservatoire, learnt with Anna Noakes. She was a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Britten Sinfonia Academy. In 2017, she came first place in the Woodbridge Young Musician Competition.
Now at the Conservatoire, Leila has had the opportunity to play in the RBC Symphony, Repertoire and Chamber Orchestras and is also a current member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Academy. She also enjoys playing in Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and the Hooton Wind Quintet. Leila has been lucky enough to play in various masterclasses for teachers such as Lady Jeanne Galway, Emily Beynon and Eric Lamb. Earlier this year in January, Leila won Norfolk Young Musician of the year. Later this year in September, Leila will begin her third year by studying abroad on an Erasmus placement in either The Hague or Cologne. In her spare time, she enjoys singing in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber choir.
Accompanist: Julian Trevelyan – piano
As a teenager, Julian won laureates and prizes at international piano competitions in England, France, Germany, and Belgium. He now has a busy European concert schedule. Recent recitals have included performances of Beethoven’s Diabelli variations in London and Munich; and works by Schumann and Mozart in a Masterclass at the Musikverein in Vienna.
Julian was a chorister in St Albans Cathedral, and is an alumni of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, and Pro Corda. He composes, plays the violin and enjoys chamber music, and is currently studying piano in Paris and music at Oxford.