Back in March the Woodwind and Brass & Percussion departments held their annual Chamber Music performance day. With over thirty ensembles meeting every week to rehearse, including Duos, Trios, Quartets, Quintets and instrumental choirs this promised to be a real chamber music spectacular – and it didn’t disappoint, with over five hours of music making!
This year for the first time our chamber music event was also supported by a number of visiting guest artists. Clarinettist Yann Ghiro (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Euphonium player Dr David Thornton (Royal Northern College of Music), and Trombonist Phil Goodwin (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) worked with many of the ensembles between concerts. It was a great opportunity for our students to further develop their skills in ensemble playing, alongside some of the country’s finest chamber musicians.
Congratulations to all 96 performers and a huge thank you to the tutors for their tireless commitment to chamber music throughout the year. A big thanks too to all the mums, who celebrated Mothers’ Day in musical style this year!
The Chamber Music celebration will return in spring 2020, when students across the School once again come together as small ensembles to create a packed day of performance.