The Duke of Edinburgh visits Birmingham
The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this week, hosting a roundtable with music organisations to discuss widening access to music. HRH also met student performers including Ben Shankland, recently crowned BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year.
The Duke later visited the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, one of his many arts patronages, and conducted the orchestra for the first time.
During his visit to Birmingham, HRH also opened the Shireland CBSO Academy School - the first school in Britain to be established in collaboration with an orchestra, The CBSO, pioneering a new approach to music education.
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