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Leeds primary school children tune up for concert with Opera North

Primary school pupils are tuning up for their debut, alongside some of the best musicians in the country.

All 350 children at Windmill School in Leeds are taking part in the concert tomorrow at the city's Town Hall - and it's only 4 months since they started to learn how to play their instruments as Emily Kerr reports.

Video: Child prodigy gets place at top music school

This video shows Alexandra Keeley from Ilkley playing a complex Mozart piece in D minor. The 9-year-old has won a place at the world famous Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey.

It is one of the best music schools in the world with fewer than than 70 pupils. Alexandra is taught by her mum who was a professional violinist but the whole family is going to uproot to near the school to help Alexandra fulfil her dream.


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One Direction 'blown away' by Global Success Award

One Direction say they're "blown away" after winning the inaugural Brit Award for global success. It's in recognition of their huge international sales.

Speaking after this year's awards at London's O2 Arena, singer Harry Styles said the award was "crazy". The band also revealed details of an upcoming 'access all areas' film.

Emeli Sande, Ben Howard and all the night's big winners here.


Singer Jaki Graham records new album in Leeds

The singer Jaki Graham has recorded her new album at a studio in Leeds. She had a string of singles and albums in the 1980s and 1990s and is perhaps most famous for her songs 'Could it be I'm falling in love?' as well as 'Set me free'.

Jaki's new album, 'For sentimental reasons', was recorded at the Savile and Chrome studios in Leeds and takes her music in a new direction. It features a series of jazz covers performed with her own unique sound. She hopes it goes down well with existing fans and helps her win a new audience too.

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