The Purcell Sri Lanka team got their fundraising off to a great start by performing Christmas Carols at the Harlequin Centre and Charter Place in the centre of Watford last week, raising a total of £650!
Following his success in the recent BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, sixth form violinist Cristian Grajner De Sa has been featured in JESTA magazine, the online magazine for junior members of the European String Teachers Association. You can see the article by following this link: http://www.jesta.org.uk/CristianGrainger.htm
Eight year 11 pupils have been chosen to take part in a very special trip to Sri Lanka in November 2013 as part of The Commonwealth Resounds Festival run by Alison Cox OBE.
Over the next eleven months these eight pupils, together with a team of helpers, will be working hard to fundraise and prepare for the trip. Expect to hear more about their fundraising and specific projects in the new year.
Francesca Lauri Menta (Yr8) won First Prize in her age category and is the recipient of the Helen Oliver Cup in the 2012 Beckenham Festival. She played J.S. Bach Invention 14, BWV 785 and Debussy Arabesque No.1.
Bocheng Wang (Yr10) won Third Prize in the 2012 Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition.
Well Done to both!