Alums play with Royal Philharmonic for Charity

Simone Porter and Nathan Chan in rehearsal with Alexander Prior.

Last week, From the Top alums Nathan Chan, 16 (Radio show #207) and Simone Porter, 13, (radio show #165 and From the Top at Carnegie Hall‘s Episode 206) performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of 17-year-old conductor Alexander Prior.  The concert was held at the Barbican in London and raised money for the charity Children With Leukaemia. Simone and Nathan met Alex during the filming of a British documentary called “The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies.”

The big concert didn’t seem to affect Nathan’s priorities. He tweeted after the performance, “barbican done. homework? aww” (@nathanchancello).

Before heading off to London, Simone was featured in her hometown of Seattle by KIRO-TV. Watch the news clip.

Great job Nathan and Simone!