Erika Smith-Gordon, 15, studies violin privately with Lucy-Ellen Spencer. She is a music scholar at Wellington College, where she is a member of the school orchestra, chamber orchestra and string quartet. In 2015, Erika gave a recital at Soirees at Breinton, Guildford Concert Society at URC and St Paul’s Church, Grove Park, and had an opportunity to perform with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra. In an effort to reach out to new audiences, Erika has been actively involved in performing classical music to the local community and around, performing at elderly people’s homes, at the Royal Brompton Hospital and at a primary school in London. She started the 2016 year with a wonderful recital opportunity at Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames.