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BA (Hons), PGCE

Internationally renowned as ‘The Voice of the Tenor Horn’ Sheona White has performed and toured as a soloist throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia and the USA.

During her early years her prodigious talent was recognised when she won the prestigious title of BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year performing at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Other individual achievements include the first female winner of the British Open Solo Championships, the Harry Mortimer Performance Prize, the Stanley Wainright Memorial Trophy for Best Soloist at The British Open Brass Band Championships and being selected as a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Women of Achievement Awards.

Sheona has performed with many of the world’s premier brass bands including Brighouse & Rastrick, Black Dyke and the Yorkshire Building Society Brass Band with whom she was Principal Horn for many years. During the 'YBS era', Sheona shared in the band’s huge success worldwide. This included winning the All England Masters 3 times, the British Open 4 times and representing England in the European ‘EBBA’ festival on 10 occasions, winning the European Championships an unprecedented 8 times in these 10 appearances.

Her recording accomplishments include​ her latest Solo CD ‘Timeless’ and first solo CD ‘Voice of the Tenor Horn’ both highly acclaimed and receiving rave reviews. Other innovative recording projects include a solo feature on the BBC’s Children In Need single 'Perfect Day' and performing on the Mercury Prize winning album 'The Seldom Seen Kid' by the distinguished Manchester band 'Elbow'.

​ Sheona is a Besson Artist, playing the Besson Sovereign Tenor Horn, a Denis Wick Artist, playing a Denis Wick 3 mouthpiece and an endorsee for the Shhhmute practice mute range.

She currently holds the post of Head of Academic Music at Bolton School Girls’ Division.

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