Musical Talent on Display at Young Musician Event
On Friday, our school community came together for the King’s Musician of the Year competition. It was a superb display of the musical talent we have at the school.
Musicians played and sang solo pieces from a variety of genres, ranging from a song from Hamilton and an organ piece by Bach. We were also pleased to welcome two musicians from King’s Hall this year to compete for the junior musician of the year title.
The overall winner of the Junior section was Arjun Ashok, who played Liebesträume by Liszt; his remarkable technique and musicality shone through in his piano playing. The runner-up in the junior category was Charlie Sly who played the organ with great accuracy and negotiated the register changes with great aplomb. The senior section was impressive for its variety and the standard of the performances. Four singers and three instrumentalists battled it out for the title, but Matthew Osborne was the eventual winner with a highly confident performance of the trumpet concerto by Neruda. Louis Benneyworth was most impressive in his performance on the oboe and was a close runner-up in this section.
Huge thanks go to Mr John Young, our organist, who adjudicated the whole competition and gave valuable advice and opinions at the end of the evening. His task was particularly difficult this year as everyone played so well. The concert was well supported by parents, friends and pupils, all of whom left very impressed by the high standard of our musicians.
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