Jessica hits the right note

Jessica Bryden who has achieved two Grade 8 exams
Jessica Bryden who has achieved two Grade 8 exams
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A Ripon musician has become the first in her school to achieve two Grade 8 distinctions with two different instruments.

Jessica Bryden, 14, from Ripon Grammar School passed her first Grade 8 pass with distinction on cello when she was 12 and has just been awarded a second distinction on piano. She is now working towards a Diploma in Cello with her teacher Sue Lowe, Cello Tutor at Eton College and will continue her piano studies with local concert pianist Julian Saphir.

Jessica has recently won the Ripon Grammar School’s Best Performing Musician Trophy.