At the age of just 11, Brioni Crowe is hitting all the right notes.
The Kirkham Grammar School pupil has just been given a place in the National Wind Sinfonia of Great Britain and will be playing at The Proms in London next summer.
She has also been accepted into the National Children’s Orchestra, in the lead wind instrument position of the under 12’s section.
Brioni, from Wharles, near Kirkham, is up at the crack of dawn most mornings and divides her time between school in Kirkham and attending the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester.
Her main instrument is the flute, for which she has a diploma – post Grade Eight qualification, but she also plays the piano, cornet, guitar and piccolo.
Proud mum Rebekah, 31, said Brioni’s success meant a lot of travelling up and down the country and a really busy diary – but it was all worth it.
She said: “I am really proud of her. She works so hard. It’s such a great honour.
“She will be spending time in London at Easter, going to a boarding school there and doing rehearsals for the National Wind Sinfonia, ready to go back and perform with them for their summer programme of concerts, including The Proms. She will be the youngest person playing with them in the Proms.
“She finishes a concert on a Saturday night in London and then the next day she needs to be in Dorset for the National Children’s Orchestra.
“So it’s going to be a really busy time, the diary is really hectic. But it’s worth it.
“She’s so dedicated and these things are massive honours.”
Brioni – whose older brother Zac, 13, is also a talented musician – has been playing music since she was about three.
She started music lessons at Anchorsholme Primary School and she is now working with Blackpool Music Service, as a member of the board, to promote music lessons to young people.
Rebekah said: “When she was three she asked for a keyboard, so she got a little Yamaha for her fourth birthday.
“She loved playing it and singing and would make up her own little songs.
“Once she started school, she started having music lessons.
“She is really passionate about music – she just loves playing it and she also enjoys writing her own music.
“She’s interested in making music to accompany videos. It’s nice she’s taking all these different opportunities.”
It’s not the first time Brioni has had musical success.
She has in the past performed for Prince Edward and Prince Andrew as part of the Scottish National Youth Orchestra. She dreams of one day playing in the Halle Orchestra, but cannot audition until she is 14.