In episode 8, we talk to Sophie Hamer who was also a former student from Waiuku College. Sophie is now part of the Dunedin Symphonic Orchestra while also starting her Honours degree at Otago University.
----------------------------------- "I have recently completed my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in music, including cello performance with Heleen du Plessis, and minoring in statistics. I am looking forward to studying honours in music this year, furthering my studies with the cello. Since beginning to learn the piano at the age of 6, I have always loved playing music. I started the cello when I was 7 and since then it has always been my favourite instrument! I especially enjoy making music with other people and I am a member of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Cellists of Otago and the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, with whom I enjoyed performing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto last year. I also love sharing my passion for music with young people at the Saturday Morning Music Classes where I teach cello and clarinet. In my spare time, I enjoy watching football, reading and playing the saxophone, which I have recently picked up and am enjoying the challenge of learning something new."