Holly (flute, piano, vocal), aged 17 - "I really enjoy RMF because it's a great opportunity to perform in a warm and friendly environment whilst getting good advice and feedback from the adjudicators. The experience at RMF gave me the confidence to audition with the Halle Youth Orchestra, and I was accepted !"

Alex (clarinet, piano, harp), aged 15 - "The first time I played, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I've been back for a number of years and every time I come away with a smile on my face. All of the people involved are really friendly and when the Syllabus comes out, I like to plan which pieces I can choose"

James (piano, cello) aged 9 - "I like going to the festival - my sister plays in it as well. And my mum says it gives me something to practise for, which makes my piano teacher happy as well."

Ellie (clarinet), aged 16 - ... 'I entered the festival last year because it was the ideal way to practise my pieces for my GCSE performance module and to see which areas someone independent might pick up on. A few of my schoolfriends were also there so the day was great fun as well'.

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