10 October 2019
The Music department is lively as usual with fantastic events in the Sevenoaks singOFF, Ji Liu’s piano masterclass and the Senior Musicians’ Platform
The annual singOFF competition has raised over £2800 for various charities supporting education for disadvantaged children in Mumbai, with extra earnings coming from bake sales during the interval. Our ten finalists showcased high-quality performances and unique renditions of their favourite popular tunes. Congratulations to the winner, winner Jamie Ho, runners-up Emma Dulerayn and Valerie Huang, and to all performers for a spectacular evening.
Ji Liu Piano Masterclass
We were delighted to host a masterclass for rising concert pianist Ji Liu, to give one-to-one piano coaching to a number of our young pianists. Liu also delivered a 20-minute mini-recital where he performed his own arrangements of some famous tunes including James Bond.
Born in China and now based in London, Ji Liu’s innovative and creative approaches to piano-playing have inspired many of our masterclass participants.
Senior Musicians’ Platform
On Wednesday evening our group of Sixth Formers came together to put on an amazing concert in the Recital Room. It featured brilliant solo performances, duets and ensembles. The evening was very well received by parents, teachers and peers and we are delighted that our performers could showcase their musical talents and hard work.
News and Achievements
Eliza Ruffle has been selected to be in the keyboard section of the National Youth Orchestra.
Rosina White Belchere has been selected to join the 2019 Glyndebourne Junior Performers Programme, led by world-class vocalists Mary King and many other opera professionals.
The September cycle of ABRSM exams has finally come to an end, notable mentions to the following who achieved outstanding marks in their ARSM and graded exams:
Vikas Kokkiligadda: Grade 5 Piano with Distinction
Malek Marar: ARSM Piano with Distinction