The Edinburgh Evening News has flagged 2nd year City of Edinburgh Music School/Broughton High student as 'one to watch for 2015'. Read the full story here: http://m.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/life-style/the-ones-to-watch-in-2015-1-3649278
6th year student, Rob Taylor, came second in The Martyn Bennett Prize for traditional music composition event at the Queen's Hall on 14 October. The other competitors were all adults and professional musicians. Rob won £1000.
Produced by The Queen’s Hall and the Traditional Music Forum, the Martyn Bennett Prize is a compositional prize for new work that takes its inspiration from Scottish traditional music. Named in honour of the acclaimed composer/multi instrumentalist Martyn Bennett, and supported by funding from Creative Scotland, applications are open to all composers and musicians aged 16+ based in Scotland whose work and practice evidences the influence of Scottish traditional music.
You can listen to his piece here: http://themartynbennettprize.com/2014-prize/
Music School student Anna McLuckie has received over 10 million hits on YouTube after her performance on The Voice on BBC1.
Music School student,Harmony Rose Bremner sang beautifully on Saturday night, (9 Nov 2013) in Greyfriars Kirk in the premiere of Paul Mealor's piece The Farthest Shore.
The composer, who shot to fame in 2011 when his motet, a setting of Ubi Caritas et Amor, was premiered at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, told Harmony after the performance that hers was the best rendition of it he has heard.
1st year pupil, 12 year old Saskia Eng, stole the show at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre on Friday evening, 1 November 2013, and took home 1st prize!
DESPITE what it says on the tin, the contents of Edinburgh Bach Choir’s spring concert only had one work by the man himself – and they didn’t sing it.
Instead, Malcolm Goodare – a pupil at the City of Edinburgh Music School – took to the stage to perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 2, and very nearly stole the show. When emotional maturity arrives, to meet the technical dexterity already firmly in place, Goodare will be a genuine force to be reckoned with.
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.