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Sussex Life speaks to young musician Lily Bowker-Wright

PUBLISHED: 16:32 15 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:20 20 February 2013

Sussex Life speaks to young musician Lily Bowker-Wright

Sussex Life speaks to young musician Lily Bowker-Wright

Musician Lily Bowker-Wright on violin lessons, her inspirations and banoffee pie

Musician Lily Bowker-Wright on violin lessons, her inspirations and banoffee pie



Tell us about yourself
My name is Lily Bowker-Wright and I am 12 years old. I was born near Nanchang in China. My parents adopted me when I was nine months old and, since then, I have grown up in Lewes with my mum and dad. I attend Burgess Hill School for Girls.



What are your interests?
I wanted to play the violin when I was two but instead I took it up when I was four with my first teacher, Andrea Creech.
I now learn at the Royal Academy of Music where I go on Saturdays for my violin lessons with Yumi Sasaki, and piano lessons with Graham Craskie.
I also attend the RAM afternoon school where I learn about musicianship, choir and chamber music. I also love ballet dancing, opera and modern music; anything from JS Bach to JLS!



What are your ambitions for
the future?

I am currently taking my violin auditions and I hope to study music in the junior department of a London Music school and develop my skills to play in a quartet, orchestra and study music at University or a Conservatoire.



What do you do for fun?
My idea of fun is have friends around, go to films and eat out afterwards. I also love swimming, music and reading.



Who is your biggest inspiration?
My greatest inspirations for violin are MaximVengerov, Sarah Chang, Vanessa Mae, Hilary Hahn and Yehudi Menuhin. They all have very different styles but all love making music and performing.
Other great inspirational people are Rebecca Adlington, Usain Bolt and Andy Murray. They all have had to work hard to get where they are today.



What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce and I enjoyed his book Cosmic about a boy too big to be a child but too young to be an adult it was a great mix of comedy and fantasy. I just re-read Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland as I have just seen the Tim Burton film in 3D.



Are you a
Bright Young Thing


or do you know someone who is? Were on the lookout for talented youth making a splash in the world, so whether youre a budding artist, musician, sport star or academic, wed love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing byt@sussexlife.co.ukor leaving a comment below.

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