A teenager from Shropshire has scooped a prestigious award for a piece of music she composed.
Thirteen-year-old Madeline Chassar-Hesketh from Lacon Childe School in Cleobury Mortimer won the BBC Proms Junior Composer of the Year Award for her piece Cycle of the Sun.
Madeline explains, “I wanted to write a piece that could be used as a meditative cycle that could be played again and again; a piece that would celebrate the ebb and flow of seasons, leaving the listener contemplating the cyclical nature of life.
“By appreciating the earth’s cyclical nature and realising how much it is at odds with the modern world’s linear way of thinking, I hope it will allow us all to make better, more environmentally sound decisions in the future.”
Madeline, currently preparing for her piano diploma exams, has always enjoyed writing music. She also plays the harp and has recently started playing the flute.