Music news round-up
The Lent term is in full swing for our musicians. Wednesday night’s brilliant Scholars’ Concert in the exciting new venue of Stapleford Granary was swiftly followed last night by a musical soirée in Melbourn, featuring a group of our finest musicians celebrating 400 years of The Perse in music. Many thanks to all involved in both concerts for two wonderful musical evenings.
We are pleased to announce several recent individual pupil successes. We congratulate Renzhi Zhou (Upper Sixth) on passing his ATCL diploma on the clarinet with distinction. Kilian Meissner and Nancy Wang (both Year 9) were offered a place in the main orchestra of the National Children’s Orchestra in 2016. Yao-Chih Kuo (Year 10), William Harmer (Year 11) and Shimmy Osindero (Year 11) all received a distinction for their recent grade 8 ABRSM exams, while Max Guida (Year 7) received a distinction for his grade 7 piano. Simon Skovgaard (Year 9) performed a piano recital as part of a concert given by his teacher, Mr Lindsay Stemp, to a packed Michaelhouse Centre last Saturday, raising over £200 for the chancel choir.
Looking ahead, this week sees a whole host of free events taking place. Monday 25 January will be the keyboard final of the Perse Musician of the Year competition, which will be adjudicated by Dr Murray Lachlan. ON Wednesday, pupils will enjoy a clarinet recital by Shaun Thompson, which will be followed by a masterclass where he will share his expertise. On Friday 29 January, our Years 8-10 and sixth form jazz bands, Swing Band and Big Band will be taking to the stage for a very special Jazz Night.