Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!
Bromley Music Festival
Purcell students took to Bromley Music Festival with great success! Congratulations to Fern Brooks on winning the Sidonie Goosens Cup and 1st Place Medallion and The Clive Morley Prize for her Class Intermediate Recital at The Bromley Music Festival last week! Fern was also entered into the Year 9 – Year 13 Class and won 2nd Place Medallion. A massive well done to Ella Richardson who won the open concerto class and open solo class for violin gaining distinctions in both. She also won the Paget Trophy for her performance. Last but not certainly not least, an incredible achievement from Louis Richardson winning his guitar class with a distinction mark of 94 and winning the Rutter Cup!
Woodley Festival of Music and Arts
Congratulations to Harry Bennett on winning the Under-16 Class and being awarded ‘Outstanding’ for performing Dave Heath’s Saxophone Concerto on his soprano saxophone in the Woodley Festival of Music and Arts. He has also been invited to perform at their Finale Concert at the end of this month!
This Week’s Masterclasses
Our students have been incredible fortunate to have been visited by two renowned musicians; Kyle Horch and Alina Ibragimova. Kyle Horch has been one of Britain’s outstanding musicians and instrumental teachers for nearly thirty years and has won prizes in numerous competitions in Britain, Europe, and the USA. Since making his London debut in 1989 on the Park Lane Group series, he has performed as soloist at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, British and World Saxophone Congresses, and many other venues in Britain and abroad. Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of her generation.Highlights among recent concerto engagements include debuts with the Boston Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, returns with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe as well as extensive touring in Australia.