Two teenagers are set to strut their stuff at the Royal Albert Hall next month.

Finn Genockey, 16, and Lulu Vallejo, 17, were approached by their head of percussion at the Merton Music Foundation, Lili Iontcheva, to each compose a piece of music for drum corps, the

percussion ensemble which will take centre-stage at one of the world’s most iconic venues.

Lulu, from Wimbledon, said it was a dream come true.

“The first time I performed at the Royal Albert Hall with MMF, I was playing flute in the training band but as a keen percussionist I can remember watching the drum corps and being so

blown away by their performance that I made it my goal to perform with them in the future," she said.

"Fast forward eight years and not only am I a member of the group but I’ve composed a piece called Downriver for us to perform.”

When Raynes Park boy Finn was asked what the hardest part about the whole experience has bee, he had an interesting answer.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the creative process as well as teaching my composition to the rest of the group," he said.

"The hardest part wasn’t actually the writing but thinking up a title but I finally decided on Streamline as it ties in with the concert’s theme of rivers.

"Performing at the Royal Albert Hall is an incredible opportunity in itself but now my name will be in the programme as a composer too. It doesn’t get much better than that.”