Peter McCauley who will be drumming with the
Ulster Youth Orchestra. US3207-111A0 Picture By; Aidan O'Reilly
PETER McCauley from Lisburn is one of 96
young musicians across Northern Ireland who took part in the
Ulster Youth Orchestra's Annual Summer School.
The nine-day residential course of workshops
and rehearsals were held at Greenmount Agricultural College in
Antrim and ended with two public performances at the Guildhall,
Londonderry on Thursday August 16 and Clonard Monastery, Belfast
the following night.
Peter, who plays percussion, is studying Architecture at
Queen's University and is a former pupil of Wallace High School.
Peter is also a part time percussion teacher at Lisburn School
of Music. This will be his second time on UYO's summer course.
"I'm really pleased to be returning to the
Summer School this year and am looking forward very much to our
two public performances," said Peter before he started the
"Going on a course like this offers young
musicians like myself the chance to work with and learn from
some of the UK's best tutors and professional musicians, which
will help us to develop and improve our own musical skill and
knowledge in the longer term."
The Ulster Youth Orchestra's guest conductor for the concerts
were Berlin-born Andre de Bidder, who conducted an ambitious and
exciting repertoire comprising 'Concerto for Orchestra' by 20th
century Polish composer, Witold Lutoslawski and 'Symphonie
Fantastique' by the 19th century composer, Hector Berlioz .