Purcell Clarinettist Wins at UK Festivals

At the end of February, Year 11 clarinettist Marina won the wind section of Bromley Festival of Music and Speech. She was then invited to take part in the Star Award competition and competed against the other section winners. We are delighted to report that Marina triumphed and was declared the winner. As part of the Star Award, she will perform in the prize giving ceremony in May, where she will also be presented her award by the Mayor of Bromley.

Following the successes of the previous month, in early March Marina went on to win several wind classes at the Coulsdon and Purley Festival, as well as the Diamond Cup for concerto playing for the second consecutive year. Furthermore, Marina was invited to participate in the Hervey Allen competition for outstanding musicianship which, adjudicated by Timothy Barratt and Russell Keablem, she won in the face of tough competition.

Marina studies at Purcell under Stephen Williams and Joy Farrall. Heartfelt congratulations to Marina on these outstanding achievements! We are thrilled for you.


Purcell Composer Wins International Competition

We are delighted to share the news that Year 12 composer Adi has won the Promising Young Talent Prize at the recent International Composition Competition of the Vienna Classical Music Academy 2024 for her piece ‘The Quiet Before The Storm’.

Adi studies at Purcell under Sylvia Lim. Our congratulations!

Purcell Pianist Triumphs at EPTA National Final

On Saturday 20th April, Year 12 pianist Yazdi took part in the EPTA UK National Final which was the culmination of ten regional rounds across the UK and semi-finals held in Manchester and London. He performed a recital of piano works by Scarlatti, Beethoven and Debussy, and we are thrilled to announce that he was awarded First Prize.

Huge congratulations to Yazdi, who studies at Purcell under Patsy Toh.