A young musician from Woodside Park carried the Olympic Torch into Hyde Park in front of 80,000 people on Thursday.

Tyler Rix, 19, was one of the last of 8,000 torchbearers.

He carried the flame from Serpentine Drive, in central London, to the Hyde Park concert stage for the Coca Cola Olympic Torch Relay Finale Celebrations.

The 19-year-old then played at the BT London Live 2012 concert in Hyde Park with the Tyler Rix Quartet.

He played his saxophone with Daniel Marks, 19, from High Barnet on drums, Pete Torrington, 21, from Kingston on guitar and Jack Polley, 19, from Greenwich on bass.

Mr Rix said: “I was so excited to be selected by Coca Cola to be the one to carry the Olympic Flame to the Finale Celebrations, and was so honoured to have been included amongst such inspirational torchbearers.

“Inspiration to do something makes the world a better place and believing something is achievable makes it all possible.”

Mr Rix, who attended Dame Alice Owen’s School in Potters Bar, is a saxophone player and recorded an album which reached number one in the classical album charts in 2009.

Alongside his music, Mr Rix is a model and has appeared in publications including The Times and Tatler.

He is also a talented footballer, and from the age of seven played football in the West Ham Academy for talented young footballers.

Mr Rix is currently a full time student of jazz performance at Trinity Laban music conservatory in Greenwich where he is undertaking a four-year degree course.