MATTHEW SMITH SET TO MAKE HISTORY AS WORLD'S YOUNGEST ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR

on Monday, 20 March 2017. Posted in Sneinton C of E News

Matthew

Well done Matthew, we are very proud!

Matthew first heard Johann Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus at the age of seven.

Four years later he has committed it to memory in order to become the world's youngest orchestra conductor.

Matthew will make musical history when he leads the 75-strong Nottingham Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the classical classic.

The 11-year-old's baton-wielding performance at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 2nd April will see him break the record of Jose Angel Salazar, who at 14 directed the Venezuelan youth orchestra.