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Sue grew up in rural Montgomeryshire where she led the Powys Youth Orchestra and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales for several years. She was the recipient of the Paul Mailles award and the Montgomeryshire Society’s Music Prize. She gained a place to study violin and piano at The Royal Northern College of Music and after four years graduated with Honours. Post-graduate studies led to Sue gaining her PGCE and an MA in Applied Music Education, with Distinction.
Following her move to Hampshire Sue worked in a variety of roles for Hampshire Music Service, which included directing the Petersfield Area Schools String Orchestra. She was Director of Music at the Junior Department of Churcher’s College for fourteen years. Sue is now the administrator for the Michael Hurd Fund for Young Musicians and a Trustee of The Petersfield Musical Festival. She examined for ABRSM for several years, particularly enjoying international tours to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.
Sue runs a busy and successful private teaching practice, performs with SouthDowns Camerata and gives regular recitals in venues and festivals in the south of England with the Rotherhurst Piano Quartet and Speranza String Quartet. She is looking forward to tours to Norfolk and Wales later this year.
Away from her musical pursuits Sue loves her one day a week looking after her young grandson. She also enjoys walking, growing vegetables, browsing in book stores and antique shops, and exploring architecture in the UK and abroad.
Sue has been associated with Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra since 1985 and has led since 2013..
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