CAPE TOWN - The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown struggles are not stopping a young Cape Town violinist from following his dreams.
Jordan Brooks has been offered an international music scholarship and needs to travel to the UK to accept it.
So he’s hoping to raise the funds he needs by performing a virtual concert this weekend.
Brooks is only 16-years old but already he is a musical talent to be reckoned with.
When he was 13, he was appointed the youngest-ever concert master of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Last year, he won the National Youth Music Competition and now, the young violinist is a proud scholarship holder for the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, in the UK.
The scholarship opportunity came quickly and unexpectedly in the midst of lockdown.
Leaving Jordan with little time to financially prepare.
So his friends in the industry have stepped in to host a fundraising concert.
The virtual concert takes place on 9 August.
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