The Antigua Team: Meet Lily Hesper-Dugdale

Meet Lily, a talented Clarinetist from The Royal College of Music
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Lily Hesper-Dugdale

We are delighted to welcome Lily Hesper-Dugdale, a talented clarinettist from the Royal College of Music (RCM), to our upcoming trip to Antigua. Lily is currently halfway through her undergraduate degree at RCM, where she studies as a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Scholar under the guidance of Timothy Lines and Richard Hosford. This September, she will begin an exchange placement at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for one semester.

Lily had the opportunity to meet and perform with some of the young musicians from the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra at Marlborough House, London, in October 2023. She expressed her excitement about the upcoming trip: “I had the pleasure of meeting and performing with some of the young musicians from the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra in October 2023, and I am really looking forward to working with them again. Their musical experiences are incredibly inspiring, and I can’t wait to learn more from them.”

The Antigua trip will feature a series of workshops and performances aimed at fostering creativity and musical growth among young musicians.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Lily’s journey as a clarinettist has been marked by notable achievements, including being a finalist at Guildhall’s Lutine Prize. Her dedication to her craft and her vibrant approach to performance make her a valuable addition to the Commonwealth Resounds team.

During the trip, Lily will engage with young musicians, offering guidance and inspiration to help them explore their musical potential. She aims to create an environment where creativity can flourish and where young musicians feel empowered to experiment with new styles and ideas.

The Commonwealth Resounds is excited to have Lily on board for this impactful initiative. Her presence will undoubtedly enrich the experience for all participants and contribute to the overarching goal of fostering a love for music and creative expression in young people.

Find out more about our 2024 Antigua Trip