Piano Concert

Posted: 31st March 2022

 

Some of our most talented and promising up-and-coming pianists benefited from two extraordinary experiences in the Recital Room.  We were privileged to welcome Chenyin Li, an acclaimed international concert pianist, to give a masterclass for some of our most talented young pianists in the Recital Room.  Cheynin listened to performances ranging from Mozart to Gershwin and was astonished at the musicianship and ability on display, and gave each individual valuable, high-level guidance on their playing to challenge and develop their interpretations.  For some of the boys, this advice was then immediately put into action during the Senior Piano Concert that evening in front of a full and appreciative audience.  It was an impressive event that showcased 18 performances from pianists from the Fourth Form upwards.  As Director of Music Sam Orchard noted: “For many of the performers, this was their first opportunity to play in public for two years and to attempt such a demanding repertoire with such exacting standards and with such confidence of performance was to the boys’ very great credit.”  There were some truly impressive, musical highlights including the wonderfully energetic and characterful performance of the 3rd movement of the Gershwin Concerto, given by Joseph Howes, that brought the evening to a close.

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