New string to Miriam’s bow

Cellist Miriam Brown
Cellist Miriam Brown

BUXTON’S Miriam Brown has proved she can hit the right notes after coming second in the national final of the Lions club’s European Music competition.

Cellist Miriam, 17, narrowly missed out on first place in the competition, held at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and a place in the European final to be held in Maastricht.

She was sponsored by the Buxton and District Lions club and was one of the youngest of the ten finalists.

She said the competition was: “A fantastic experience, nerve-racking but great for my confidence.

“It’s given me even greater encouragement to pursue my cello playing to the highest possible level – and keep enjoying it too!”

David Brindley, Secretary of the Buxton Lions Club, said the organisation was delighted at Miriam’s success.

“She’s an absolutely smashing young person and her playing is totally engaging. She is further proof of the impressive standard of youth music in the High Peak and we see a very bright future for her music making,” he commented.

As principal cellist in several local youth orchestras, Miriam is already well-known in the Buxton area.