Two musical children with good reason to celebrate the start of 2019 are Stephanie and Adnan. Stephanie, who’s currently in Year 6, completed her Grade 8 piano exam in the Autumn and recently found out that she had scored 141, which is one of the highest marks obtainable for that grade! Stephanie, who is doing her Grade 6 on the violin this term also passed Grade 4 in singing last term and hopes to gain a music scholarship to Wycombe Abbey in High Wycombe or The Abbey in Reading.
Year 8 pupil Adnan, who also achieved 141 in his Grade 8 violin exam, found out recently that he had successfully renewed his place in the National Children’s Orchestra. Having been in the Orchestra for 4 years already, Adnan had to audition once again and this time chose two pieces to play, Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler, and Romanze by Beethoven. He then got an email at the start of the Christmas holidays letting him know that he had been successful for the fifth year running. “I was absolutely thrilled” exclaimed Adnan, who hopes to gain a music scholarship to Eton.