Ailsa Russell



Ailsa Russell

Ailsa started playing the tenor horn at the age of 9 in her local primary school under the direction of Michael Robertson. At the age of 10 Ailsa joined Arbroath Instrumental Band on second horn and progressed through the section to become Solo Horn when she was 15.

Ailsa joined the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland at the age of 12 and won the solo contest there in 2007 and 2009 and is now principal horn of the band.

Ailsa is a first year student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama studying under Owen Farr.