St Clare's High School student Miguel Gutheridge composes Luttuoso for Sinfonia concert series

Talented: St Clare's High School students Patrick Guthridge, Yolanta Guthridge, Miguel Guthridge and Nicholas Parsons.
Talented: St Clare's High School students Patrick Guthridge, Yolanta Guthridge, Miguel Guthridge and Nicholas Parsons.

A standing ovation rewarded Miguel Guthridge for his full orchestral composition of Luttuoso and cello performance with the Mid North Coast Orchestra, Sinfonia during its Australian Landscape concert series.

The year 10 St Clare’s High School student performed on cello with the 44 piece orchestra during its November concert series and Luttuoso was a highlight of a series of performances.

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Masters of ceremonies and St Clare’s teacher, Ian Evans said the composition featured Miguel on cello leading the orchestra.

“On completion of the performance, a prolonged standing ovation greeted Miguel. A bright future beckons for this outstanding young musician.”

Additional St Clare’s High School students and Miguel’s sibilings, Patrick and Yolanta also performed on violin, as well as year 11 student Nicholas Parsons on trumpet. 

Miguel is the 2017 Sinfonia-James Hannah Scholarship holder, Patrick is a 2017 Sinfonia Quaver Foundation Appeal recipient and Nicholas was the 2016 Quaver Foundation recipient. Yolanta is 12 years old and the youngest orchestra member.