8 February 2022
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Monday 31st January marked the first time in two years since College pianists had had an opportunity to perform as a collective group in front of a live audience.
It was lovely to see and hear a wide range of performances from a varied group of pianists, some as young as Ethan H, who is currently in the Lower Third, to several members of the Sixth Form. Thomas W began the recital with the jazzy ‘Prelude’ by Gerard Hengeveld which, unusually, was the only piece with swing in the programme.
Mozart featured prominently with both Catherine W and Peggy S playing sonata movements by the Austrian master with great style and finesse. Oscar B and Hana S performed pieces by Chopin, and Amelie W impressed us all with her delicate and nuanced performance of the ‘Nocturne in C sharp minor’.
There were some delightful performances of exam syllabus pieces all the way from grade 5 to diploma level played by Jill L, Emily H, Amy J and Anqi H. Edward S played the second of Hungarian composer, Bartók's, ‘Bulgarian Dances’ and Ishani M performed the fabulous ‘Rondo’ with her usual mix of technical expertise and balanced musicality.
Many congratulations to all the players and we are looking forward to many more piano performances in the future!
08 February 2022