Ryan Cheng just won the audition for the Tenor Saxophone seat with the National Youth Band of Canada for 2017. We have been working together for four years and every moment has been a delight. He was playing a lovely Trevor James Signature Reference Silver-plated horn with Vandoren V21 reeds and a Vandoren TL4 mouthpiece. One of the excerpts was from Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with which he also won a Rigg Scholarship for excellence in the arts at St George’s School where he has been a member of the prestigious Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band for the last four years. Ryan’s a sensitive and accomplished musician who richly deserves this honour.