Congratulation to our audition choir Prêt-A-Chanter who sang beautifully at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 20th of May, as part of the London Sangerstevne Festival.
Last night we held the first ever Music'all Awards, in the auditorium of the school.
We listened to 14 finalists competing across three categories (Junior, Intermediate, Advanced). The panel of judges were very impressed with every single performance, and could tell everyone had prepared very carefully. It was a beautiful evening of music-making, and each candidate rose to the occasion. Congratulations to all, and especially to the three winners and the two highly commended performers:
Winner: Lukas Amani (Piano) with 'The new doll' by Tchaikovsky
Highly commended: Saskia Carter (Clarinet) with 'Ave Maria' by Schubert
Winner: Victor Lasocki (Guitar) with 'Leccion 24' by Ferrer
Highly commended: Iris Quattrocchi (Voice) with 'Waltz of my heart' by Novello
Winner: Alice Lasocki (Flute) with 'Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise' by Doppler
We are grateful to our wonderful panel of judges who was composed of sponsors and professional musicians:
Clara Rodriguez, Pianist
Johan Lofving, Guitarist
Guillaume Descottes, Director of DiscMuseum
Lara Ward, Director of Kensington Chimes
Tom Ward, Director of Aspire
On Saturday 6th of May lunchtime, our Senior students went to present their short concert 'Discover the instruments!' to a very enthusiastic audience of young children at Cupcake family club
The children followed Esmee, a little girl who wanted to hear music and discover what instruments sound like...on her journey, she met a cheerful flute, an expressive oboe, a virtuosic violin, an impressive bassoon, a 'very quiet' trumpet, a cheeky cello, a calm guitar, and Mrs Keyboard. It was a very enjoyable concert and the children were mesmerised by all the music and the energy of our students.
On Sunday, our courageous Music'all families and teachers got up early to join Esther Hargittai's family workshop about Kodaly and his music philosophy. We started the day with an energetic movement and voice warm-up, followed by a beautiful choir session, and we ended with a Kodaly musicianship lesson. It was engaging, challenging, and very inspiring to discover a new approach to music education, and useful for all to understand where our new musicianship curriculum at Musicall is heading.
Sunday 21st of June at 2.30pm