We are delighted to learn that Oliver Spalter has been selected for the National Youth Orchestra programme. This a week-long programme held in Wellington in which young musicians from all over NewZealand are tutored by members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. The climax is their performance in a concert at the end of the week. Oliver hopes to study overseas once he leaves school and eventually become a professional orchestral and solo double bass player. His selection for the National Youth Orchestra is anincredible opportunity for him to gain experience and knowledge of orchestral playing that will enrich hisjourney towards his ultimate goal.