Sydney Symphony Orchestra premieres composition by young Meriden musician

7 August 2015

A work composed by Meriden student Chloe Kinmont has been performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO).  The short piece entitled Fanfare opened the Kings and Peasants concert held on 30 July at the ABC Centre.

Chloe, who is Year 5 at Meriden, said she was thrilled to have her composition performed by the SSO.  “The SSO is one of the finest orchestras in the world, so I felt very privileged to have my composition selected.  My dad, who is a trombonist, taught me to arrange music, so I have done a little arranging in the past.  But this was my first real attempt at composing and I enjoyed learning more about the process. It was a thrilling moment for me when I heard the orchestra perform my composition,” Chloe said.

As part of its school education program, the SSO invited students to submit an eight-bar fanfare for possible inclusion in one of its educational concerts.  Amongst the numerous fanfares submitted by budding musicians, Chloe’s clever use of modulation impressed the orchestra members and her Fanfare was selected for performance.

Chloe is a member of the 5/6 Music class which is a special class at Meriden for talented young musicians.  She plays violin and trumpet and is a member of the Junior School Band, Junior School Orchestra and Choir.