VIOLINIST Clare Sutlieff (above) has added another string to her bow by being selected for a national orchestra.

The talented musician, who goes to Westholme School in Blackburn, is joining the National Children's Chamber Orchestra.

The 14-year-old, who has been playing since she was four, took her place after rehearsals at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, and then in London.

Already a member of the Lancashire Students' Symphony Orchestra and leader of the Westholme Orchestra, Clare has played all over Europe, including concerts in Venice, Prague and Berlin.

Eric Millest, director of music at Westholme School, said: "Clare is one of the best musicians we have had at the school."

Clare's first concert with the orchestra will be at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Before playing at the Royal College of Music and The Albert Hall in Nottingham.