In her second week of Year 9, Alicia showed up at her school music office asking for a cello scholarship. Then, after waiting a year for a place to open up, she found herself in love with the bass.
Since then, she’s reached an advanced level on the instrument, and received a number of opportunities, including playing with the KBB Honours Orchestra, and travelling to the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii with the Rangitoto Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra in 2016. In 2018, she received a Rangitoto College Arts Award for outstanding service to orchestra.
This year, Alicia will be starting a Bachelor of Music degree (pop performance), and is excited to be joining AYO for the first time.