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Congratulations to MMus conducting students, Grant Snyman (24), who is set to grace the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA. Grant was chosen as first clarinetist and as shadow for the the KZN Youth Wind Band who will be competing at the International New York Wind Band Festival in New York from 10-16 March 2017.

The KZN Youth Wind Band, under the direction of Russell Scott, is one of only 6 wind ensembles selected to participate in the festival, out of 36 international applicants. Furthermore, the KZNYWB, is the only ensemble not only from South Africa but also Africa, to compete and have been selected to perform the world premiere of a newly commissioned work written for them to perform at their Gala performance in the famous Carnegie Hall.

“This is truly a dream come true. I never thought that I would ever receive an opportunity of this magnitude. I am truly grateful to Russell Scott and the KZN Youth Wind Band as this is a concert venue that most musicians only ever dream about performing in,” said Grant Snyman.