A FORMER pupil at a Wrexham school has gained a place at world-class music school.

Elizabeth Mwale, 16, principal euphonium player of Llangollen Silver Band and former pupil of Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in Wrexham has gained a place at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester to study euphonium and voice.

During her time at the school, as well as receiving academic and music tuition at the highest level, Elizabeth will have the opportunity to perform in chamber groups, choirs and school orchestras in concerts regularly held in major music venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester as well as the schools multimillion pound Stoller Hall.

Elizabeth's brass tutor Trevor Williams said: "Elizabeth Mwale first Joined Llangollen Silver Band Junior section as a 7 year old, and it soon became evident that she had a natural ability for music and rhythm in all forms and that the Euphonium was an Instrument she was going to excel on.

"During the ten years I have had the pleasure of being her personal tutor and conductor at Llangollen Silver Youth Band, her eagerness and drive to be an ever better player has been amazing.

"In 2017 I advised her that she should apply to be a pupil of tuba virtuoso and teacher Colin Snead of Brymbo, and also that she should also audition for the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, successfully auditioning for the 2018 Season."

Elizabeth credits her success to the helpfulness of her tutors, Anne-Williams King and Colin Snede, who have both helped Elizabeth greatly to elevate her performance to a high standard as well as the Llangollen Silver Band.

Elizabeth who has also just returned from performing in the 2018 summer concerts with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales under the baton of Philip Harper, said: '"I am so excited to get a place at Chetham's, its been my dream for such a long time."