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Talented musician Diego makes recital debut

Young pianist Diego (Year 9) joined Wesley in the middle of last year and has already settled in well.  He has enjoyed the opportunity to choose his own electives this year and says that one of the best things about Wesley is that there are plenty of opportunities to engage in music – both through the cocurricular music program and in the classroom.

He is currently learning to write his own complete composition, something he has never done before, as part of the ‘Idea to Masterpiece’ Music elective.

Diego is a talented musician, having learnt piano since he was young and picking up the clarinet and cello in recent years. In March this year, he will make his piano recital debut as part of the Austral Salon of Music’s recital program, performing for the general public for the first time. ‘I’m very excited as it’s a fun, new experience and another chance to improve my musical skills.’ He will also make his concerto debut with the Dandenong Ranges Symphony Orchestra in May. ‘I’d like to thank Glenn Riddle, my piano teacher, for encouraging me to go for these opportunities.’

The Autumn Music Concert, held at the Glen Waverley Campus

Earlier this term, Diego performed with the John Secomb Strings and the Wilkie Orchestra at the Autumn Music Concert, one of the major concerts of the school year. Being able to collaborate with others was one of the reasons he picked up the cello and clarinet. He's enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with his peers through the Wesley ensemble program, which provides opportunities for young musicians to join one of many different ensembles and participate in multiple performances a year.

Well done and best of luck for your performance, Diego!

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