Last Friday 5 Music School students were fortunate to be selected to perform alongside Tim Kliphuis at the Queen’s Hall after enjoying a workshop with the Dutch Violinist
6th Year Student Harmony Rose-Bremner won an Award at the British Flute Society Competition last week.
Music School S3 student Ruairi Logan has had a busy week! As well as rehearsing for Tuesday's Christmas Concert (where he played drums with the Jazz Ensemble) he did not have time to reflect on his successes at this year's National Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Gloucester.
14 year-old Ruairi was crowned boys' Division 1 champion (against an 18 year-old) and also won the Men’s Doubles title. In the Adult singles competition Ruairi knocked out the number one seed in his opening match, before going on to lose to the eventual champion in a thrilling semi-final tie-break.
To cap it all Ruairi was voted Players' Player of the Year by his fellow competitors.
Former Music School pupil Rachel Newton won Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scottish Trad Awards 2016. Brought up in Edinburgh and the North West Highlands, Rachel attended the Music School until 2004, where she studied a range of disciplines including Gaelic and jazz singing, harp, fiddle, viola and piano. You can read more about the event here:
Last Friday, 18 November, Luisa Margiotta presented The City of Edinburgh Music School with a cheque for £250 from their “Making A Difference” charity, after a short performance from Music School students Ethan, Chiara, Saskia and Lucia.
Pictured left to right: Luisa Margiotta, Ethan Gillespie,Chiara Lordi, Lucia Pagano and Tudor Morris
In accepting a student into The Music School, The City of Edinburgh Council is making a major commitment to resources, and if the School is to be of maximum benefit to its students this commitment must be matched by that of students and parents. This guide is intended to help parents play their part in the process.
A preliminary audition can be arranged through the Director of The Music School at any time during the academic year. On the basis of this informal meeting advice will be given on whether or not to proceed further. Those short-listed for a final audition will be called in for assessment by a panel of highly-renowned musicians from both within and outwith the School.