A TALENTED teenage musician has gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Libby Hunter, 15, who had to perform at two auditions, is only one of 10 French horn players in the UK to be chosen.

The youngster, of Caledonia Crescent in Gourock, is currently a pupil at the Music School in Douglas Academy in Milngavie and boards there.

She said: "I'm really chuffed.

"I wasn't expecting it and went to the audition for the learning experience.

"I was surprised when I got a second audition.

"I would never have never have dreamt of being in this orchestra.

"Going to the music school has really helped."

Libby moved to the school from Clydeview Academy a year ago to follow her dreams of a career in music.

She only started playing the French Horn two years ago after changing from tenor horn, which she had perfected since she was nine.

She also plays piano and has been brought up in a musical family - mum Lynn, 41, plays cornet in the Renfrew Burgh Band, is on the committee of Riverside Youth Band and also plays tenor horn and piano.

Libby's older brother Alan, 18, plays trombone and is studying sound production at West College Scotland.

Lynn said: "It's a real achievement for Libby to get into the orchestra.

"Only 10 horn players from all over Britain got a place.

"We're thrilled to bits."

Libby several weeks during the year rehearsing and playing in the orchestra.

She is a member of the West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra and former member of the National Youth Brass Band.

He said: "I've always been around music, so it came naturally to want to do it.

"I would probably like to play in an orchestra when I leave school.

"I like languages and would love to tour abroad."

Lynn says her daughter is very focused and works very hard.

She said: "She practises at least four hours every day and all day, if she doesn't have other classes.

"She sees what she wants and goes for it and we get more nervous when she goes for auditions that she does.

"She has taken that step further by moving away from home and has got the determination to pursue music as a career."