Londoner Nathaniel Facey - a saxophonist with award-winning quartet Empirical - is running a workshop for 11 to 16-year-olds at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 20 November.
Now in his late 20s, Mr Facey went to Sedgefield School in Lewisham, south-east London. He says music changed his life: "Music seemed like the sort of grand mission I always dreamed about being a part of . the opportunity to speak this other language connecting with other musicians. I got more excitement out of playing than anything else in school.
"I hope that my workshop session will encourage more young people to take an active interest in really listening to music, even if they don't decide to study it or play."
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