A TALENTED York musician hit the right notes with her pitch perfect A-level results.

Guylaine Eckersley was awarded 2 A*s in music, history and an A in German.

She joined Bootham School in Year 7 and plays bassoon, flute, piano and sings. She is principal bassoon with the Halle Youth Orchestra and has already been offered unconditional scholarships to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Royal College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She has chosen to accept a four year scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where the Principal described her as ‘a bassoonist of world-class potential’.

Guylaine is no stranger to success. Last year, she fought off strong competition to win a place in the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. The Ensemble joined forces with the world renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra to play a piece that was especially commissioned for the Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall.

Bootham’s director of music, Paul Feehan, said: “Guylaine’s talent was already obvious at her scholarship audition as a 10 year old, but it really developed in the last 2-3 years through lots of performance experiences both in and out of school.

“She is committed and has a willingness to listen and learn - combine that with her natural ability to perform and you begin to understand why she is so special.”