Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Middle School Concerto Competition Winner

Last Thursday, Purcell’s staff and students were treated to an exciting evening of live music in the hotly contested Middle School Concerto Competition. All players performed extraordinarily well but it was Year 10 violinist Dominic who triumphed as the 2021 Winner with his performance of Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Op 63 I. Tianyu (piano, Year 10) and Grace (piano, Year 10) were both Runners Up, and Yazdi (piano, Year 9) was Highly Commended.

Congratulations to all students who took part – the full list of finalists can be found below – and special thanks to Purcell accompanists Debbie Shah and Daniel Swain who gave their time and expertise so willingly.

Year 9: Yazdi (piano), Danya (viola), Alex (French horn), Rebecca (violin)
Year 10: Momo (piano), Dominic (violin), Jules (violin), Herman (piano), Tianyu (piano), Grace (piano), Rhea (oboe)

Artwork of the Week

This week’s highlight from the Art Studio is an unbelievably realistic watercolour of an apple by Amanda (Year 10). Art Technician Robin Williamson selected this piece because it ‘quite frankly looks more like an apple than the real thing’.