Sehyogue Aulakh, 17, is an Anglo-Indian percussionist who grew up in Devon. She is currently in her final year of sixth form at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. Growing up in Devon with mixed heritage has hugely influenced her view on the value of music, globally and the importance of inclusion. She is keen to ‘make a difference’ and regularly volunteers at Plymouth Music Zone (an organisation who have been an integral part of her musical path) as well as playing with the National Open Youth Orchestra and Chineke! Junior Orchestra.
Having previously been an LPO Young Artist (17/18), Sehyogue is now a Young Artist Fellow and has recieved mentoring from both Andy Barclay and Henry Baldwin. She performs regularly with Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra and Chetham’s Percussion Ensemble and has recently participated in masterclassses with Emmanuel Sejourne, Paul Turner, David Hockings, Gabriel Lopes, JP Courtney, Mestre Maurão and Jonny Mansfield.
In 2017, Sehyogue performed with the New York based group, Bang On A Can at the BBC Proms and in 2018, at the First Night of the Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, premiering Anna Meredith’s Five Telegrams. Sehyogue has also played with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, namely Bernstein’s Mass under the baton of Marin Alsop and Rick Dior’s Science Fiction with Kirill Karabits. More recently, Sehyogue has played with the Gabrieli Consort – An English Coronation, Ely Cathedral, concert and recording, conducted by Paul McCreesh: watch and listen at https://www.gabrieli.com/event/english-coronation-ely-cathedral and in a side-by-side project with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Awards for Young Musicians.
September 2019 saw Sehyogue furthering her study at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she looks forward to broadening her skills and knowledge of her discipline. She is extremely excited about developing across orchestral, solo, chamber and world percussion.
Sehyogue is hugely grateful to The Cherubim Trust for their support in providing her with an instrument and is thankful for the opportunities that have arisen as a result.