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Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble's Featured Young Artist Programme is a collaboration between the ensemble and the Ulster Youth Orchestra (UYO). This year's Featured Young Artist was chosen by audition from applicants within the orchestra membership. HRSE will feature its Young Artist in the season programme as well as offering them mentorship and access to ensemble rehearsals.


Cathryn lynch is a first-year percussionist studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is currently Principle percussionist with the Ulster Youth Orchestra and the European Youth Brass Band. She was amongst the first cohort of musicians selected for the Ulster Orchestras professional experience scheme and this year performed along side the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the first night of the Proms. Cathryn has performed solos across Europe and Northern Ireland, from playing with the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra on a tour of Spain and Portugal to winning Northern Ireland Youth musician of the year in 2015.


“I’m really excited to delve into contemporary music with professionals who love it just as much as me” – Cathryn Lynch

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