Denton schoolboy hailed as future classical star

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Eleven year old Callum Hilton from Denton is playing at a sold out concert at the Albion Church in Ashton-under-Lyne in a bid to raise funds for a new Cello.

Callum has been hailed as a future classical star. He suffered from hearing difficulties as a young child until he had an operation to put the problem right. His mum Tracy used classical music to encourage him to learn after seeing him fall behind at school due to his hearing problems.

At the age of six he taught himself to play the piano by improvising notes that he had heard, and after watching an orchestra play he decided he wanted to play the Cello.

During a summer school at Chetham's School of music the school realised that Callum was something special and offered him a scholarship. Callum has been composing his own music and Chetham's have tipped him to become a future star in the classical world.

Callum's mum, Tracy, said "Callum is a normal boy who plays football and other things kids like to do, he's amazing and I'm really proud of him."

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