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Jo Sancio performs at the Royal Albert Hall

Gifted percussionist Jo Sancio, a Sixth Form student at Gosford Hill School, has been the subject of many news reports and articles recently following a tremendous perfomance at The Royal Albert Hall.

Once shy Jo, 18, joined fellow Oxford County Youth Orchestra musicians on the world-famous stage to mark the conclusion of a nation-wide competition.

Jo thanks her foster carer for giving her the confidence to persue her passion. Speaking to Oxfordshire Guardian, she said:

"I was so shy when I was younger – I wouldn’t have even picked up the phone to you." "My foster carer has been amazing. She kind of pushed me a bit and gave me the confidence to pursue the things that interest me."

On Tuesday 12th December, Jo and her music teacher Nick Wright were interviewed by Annie Orthen on BBC Radio Oxford. You can listen to Jo’s interview in full on our school Youtube account by visiting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7FULAryyBs

Her story will also feature as part of this evening’s South Today News bulletin on BBC1 from 6:30pm.

A very well done to her - what an incredible achievement!

Tommy Birchall, Marketing, Digital Media & Communications Assistant

Posted: 2017-12-21 13:50:20
Last Edited: 2018-01-12 08:40:55