News Music Scholars’ Concert and ABRSM Concert 28.11.2019

This week the school community has celebrated the exceptional musicianship of our music scholars at Wednesday’s Scholars’ Concert and Thursday’s ABRSM Concert.

Ariane Bardonnet and Mia Caspersonn opened the Scholars’ Concert with a flamboyant rendition of Kohler’s Valse des Fleurs, contrasting well with Aimee Hart’s beautiful Mozart flute concerto. Vocal talent was on display amongst our Upper Sixth scholars last night, with Emilia Barker, Amy Snudden and Mia Rolland-Bezem performing arias by Handel, Mozart and Purcell, and we had some virtuosic and sensitive violin playing from violinists Alison Roberts, Magnolia Min, Imogen Wan and Isabell Karlsson. A Scriabin piano piece captured the attention of the audience through its recurring four-note theme and technical difficulty, elegantly performed by Alyssa Chan, and our two younger cellists, Youan Sohn and Inez Karlsson, gave us a masterclass on the cello with their pieces, The Donkey and the Driver and Tarantelle.  Mariella Brooke, Charlotte Wan and Amy Jiang delighted us with two more flute pieces from Mozart and Bach, and Schumann’s energetic Fantasiestucke for clarinet.

The school is blessed with so many talented music scholars who showcase their sublime musicianship in assemblies and concerts and who act as role models for our other aspiring musicians. Last night was a real celebration of this group of girls and we were treated to an exceptional display of performance mastery. It really was a professional-standard concert and enjoyed by all. Congratulations to our talented Dolphins!

On Thursday evening, parents, staff and friends enjoyed a delightful concert given by girls who are fast approaching their ABRSM examinations in December. The concert was an opportunity for students to perform a piece in front of an audience with our fabulous accompanist, Miss Lim. Repertoire ranged from Mozart and Haydn to Tchaikovsky and John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme. The girls performed exceptionally well and we wish them the best of luck in their practical examinations.