Last Night of the Proms honour for teen

TEENAGE composer Aaron Parker will have his work heard by millions tomorrow - as they tune in to enjoy the Last Night of the Proms.

TEENAGE composer Aaron Parker will have his work heard by millions tomorrow - as they tune in to enjoy the Last Night of the Proms.

The concert, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, is billed as the world's biggest musical party with people tuning in from every continent to watch.

They will hear two pieces by Aaron, 18, who completed his A levels at Orwell High School in Felixstowe, this summer.

He was asked to compose for the event after being named as one of the national Young Composer for 2009 winners.

His pieces, one of which will form the final fanfare in a special section on the night, will be performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra with world-renowned conductor David Robertson at the helm.

Aaron's composition is part of a collaboration with five other young composers from around the UK.

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Each composer has delivered two pieces “calling and responding” to each other's work.

Aaron's compositions will feature ninth and as the final fanfare - accompanied by award-winning trumpet soloist Alison Balsom - with his played at the Royal Albert Hall and the other pieces video-linked from various venues around the country.

“I'm absolutely thrilled,” said Aaron, who lives with his mum and dad, Yolande and Andrew, and sister, Cornelia, 16, in The Avenue in Trimley St Mary.

“It has been very exciting and challenging, especially working with the other young composers in stitching together our music.

“I'm just delighted with the composition and can't wait to see and hear it being performed.”

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AARON Parker began composing in primary school.

He was accepted into the Junior Colchester Institute to study percussion and musicianship and in 2002 entered the Royal College of Music Junior Department in London. His music has been performed across the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Later this month he goes to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on a scholarship.

He has also had another piece of work performed on BBC Radio 3 during the Proms festival this year and will receive a commission from the BBC to compose a new work to be performed and broadcast during next year's season.