Meet Emma Prince our first-ever recipient of an EnRich grant

Emma Prince is a talented musician from Silkstone Common and was the first-ever recipient of a grant from EnRich. Emma, aged 17, plays Double Bass for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB).  She is thought to be the first ever young person from Barnsley to be offered a place in the Orchestra. She has recently started her second year in the NYOGB as a String Leader against fierce competition.

Emma has an impressive CV and worked her way up through a number of local orchestras including Stainborough String Orchestra, Oakwell String Orchestra, Silkstone Common School Orchestra, Wentworth String Orchestra and Barnsley Youth Orchestra before becoming a member of the National Children’s Orchestra and Halle Youth Orchestra.

Since gaining her place in the NYOGB she has played at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London and was picked to represent the Orchestra at a performance in Berlin.

EnRich awarded a grant to cover half the cost of travel and accommodation to help Emma to take up this exciting opportunity.
She said:

“Having the chance to be a part of the NYOGB is a great stepping stone towards becoming a professional musician. It is so brilliant we have a charity like this in Barnsley and I’m very proud to be the recipient of their first-ever grant”.