Ricky Taing is an upcoming soloist who studies flute at the Royal Academy of Music with Anna Noakes as part of his course at King’s College London. As a member of the English Schools’ Orchestra, National Youth Concert Band of Great Britain and Kent County Youth Orchestra, he has had extensive performing experience both as a soloist and ensemble player.
Recognised for his musicianship with the 2018 Spirit of Try Angle Award for Music, he has competed in various music festivals and competitions across the country. He is available both as a performer for services or other celebrations or as an educator for individual flute, piano and music theory tuition.
I am incredibly grateful to have been a beneficiary of the Trust twice, my residencies with the Kent Youth Choir and the National Youth Concert Band of Great Britain otherwise not being possible. This gave me the opportunity to be enriched under the tutelage of top music professionals, as well as to play and sing some fantastic repertoire with other young musicians who are just as passionate about music as I am. To perform live and talk about my KaMYMT journey on BBC Radio Kent was a huge privilege I will never forget, and I strongly encourage young people to apply.
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