The following students have been honoured in our 2012 Awards Ceremony in recognition of their hard work and excellent achievements throughout the past year:
Senior Achievement Shield:
Ana constantly amazes me with her depth of expression and musical interpretation. She mostly plays contemporary music and I was delighted when she won the Beckenham Festival recently for her performance of “Where is My Mind” by The Pixies. Her performance stood heads and shoulders above all others and it was a well-deserved first place! She was also awarded third-place at the recent Dulwich Piano Festival in the Senior class.
Junior Achievement Shield:
Safiya is one of our most dedicated students. Her commitment to daily practice at home has reaped rewards for her in the 4 terms that she has been learning the piano. After a swift arrival at the Prep Test in July, she sat her Grade 1 exam in January 2012 achieving a very high distinction with 144 out of 150. She then sat her Grade 2 in July 2012, also achieving a distinction and is well on her way to being ready to sit her Grade 3 in early 2013. In addition, she has several festival performances under her belt with an excellent 3rd place at the highly competitive Croydon Festival in May 2011, and then a well-deserved 1st place at the recent Beckenham Festival in November 2011.
ABRSM Superstar awards:
Inigo S and Rumbie C
Inigo and Rumbie achieved excellent marks in their Grades 2 and 1 exams. Well done to you both! A special mention to Inigo who went straight from Prep Test to achieving a Merit at Grade 2 – a really excellent result that required lots of hard graft.
Alice has only been learning the piano a very short amount of time but has shown to be very musically sensitive and thoughtful in her interpretation of pieces. We were delighted that the adjudicator at Beckenham also thought the same of her festival pieces where Alice won 3rd place. Alice sat her Grade 1 exam and achieved a distinction in March 2012. She then went on to achieve a very high Merit at her Grade 2 harpsichord exam in July 2012.
Practice-a- Thon Awards:
The following students helped raise over £520 for CLIC Sargent children with cancer through the Practice-a-Thon challenge. What an amazing fundraising effort by our young pianists. Our initial target was £250 so we are thrilled with the final amount raised. We will run this event again at the end of the year so do sign up for this worth cause!
Safiya W, Albert G, Olivia M, Poppy W, Hannah W, Theo B, Merlin B, Scarlett K, Alice S, Jocelyn B, Susanna D, Iris S, Gracie
Frances Wilson will award this to the most exciting performance of the afternoon.
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