RGS Guildford courtyard with students

Musician of the Year 2024

Established to highlight exceptional musicianship at RGS, Musician of the Year is now a key event in the school’s musical calendar. This year’s final, held in Big School on Wednesday 7 February, was particularly special as it marked the 25th anniversary of the prize’s endowment by former parents John and Hilary Steynor. To mark this special occasion, we were delighted to be able to welcome back several previous winners of the Steynor Prize – Thomas Hansell, Emmanuel Bach, Andrew Tyler, and Ed Ball.

After a competitive preliminary round, six finalists showcased outstanding musical accomplishments, impressing adjudicator Professor David Owen Norris. Rohan McCauley emerged as the winner, delivering a technically impressive and musically convincing performance.