A new clarinet for RGF grantee, Leanne

Grant awarded on 5th April 2021


Previously, the RGF has helped Leanne purchase her intermediate B-Flat clarinet and her bass clarinet. Earlier this year, Leanne approached us to help fund her purchase of a professional clarinet in A – and we didn’t disappoint!

A very chuffed Leanne has been in touch to say thank you and update us on her journey. Leanne told us: “I have been playing the clarinet for eleven years, and I have always enjoyed it immensely. Being able to share my passion for music with others is so rewarding. I have performed with the Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Essex Youth Orchestra, Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra and West Bergholt Concert Band over the years. I have toured France, Germany, and Budapest with my music, playing a variety of baroque, classical and modern repertoire.

Recently, I have achieved a distinction in my grade 8 clarinet exam, and I have been accepted into the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a degree in musical performance on the clarinet.

The support from The Rob George Foundation over the years has been invaluable to my success as a musician, and I cannot thank them enough. With this financial aid, the Rob George Foundation has enabled my successful journey to become a professional musician. Being able to purchase a professional A Clarinet, I am now able to continue my studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. I am looking forward to reaching my musical potential as a professional clarinettist.”

Everyone at the RGF wishes Leanne every success at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and beyond!

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