The Music Festival has continued to be one of the musical highlights of the year, and despite lockdown we had over 130 individual performances submitted, showing that music-making is still going strong within our community. The music department has been bowled over by the quantity and quality of performances of boys who have really embraced this opportunity to share their musical talents during this lockdown period. Performances varied from Classical to Popular to Jazz, from singing to whistling to rapping, from exam pieces to composed performances to 5-part arrangements, from US to UK to India. The diversity, passion and talent has been incredible.
|Year||Winner by Year||Runner-up|
|Year 7||Viraj||Toby & Jonny, Freddie, Tom, Nathan|
|Year 8||Alex||Dylan, Robert, Parsa, Joshua|
|Year 9||William||Joseph, Dylan|
|Year 10||Louis||Robin, Armaan, Christopher, Thomas, Anurag, Abim, Yash|
Congratulations to all the finalists (above) who put on a fantastic musical display, showing confidence, expression, maturity and passion.
The musical expertise of our external adjudicator Iain Carnegie was extremely useful to decide the overall winner and to award the accolade of the Young Musician of the Year 2020. He agreed that the standard was exceptional and that it was extremely difficult to pick just one winner. However, he was won over by the “technically polished” and “truly dynamic performance” of Louis in Year 10, who played Pieces One and Three from Stravinsky’s ‘Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet’
Winner of the Music Festival & Young Musician of the Year 2020: Louis (Year 10)
Winner of the Audience Prize: Abim (Year 10)
Winner of the House Music Shield: Russells House
A huge congratulations to Louis, Abim, Russells and all our finalists - well done!