On Thursday 15 January students treated an audience in
the Corinthian Room to a lunchtime recital and their performances certainly
banished any lingering January blues.
As First Formers, it was particularly
brave of Poppy Wehrle (First Form, Queen Anne) and Olivia Stacey (First Form, Swift) to perform solos on flute and piano
respectively. The musicality displayed in both their performances signals a
promising future for these young musicians.
Will Riman (Third Form, Feilden) and Harry Creak (Fifth Form, Feilden) performed jazz solos, including adept improvisations, with great flair while Florian
Goette (Fourth Form, Queen Anne) performed the famous tango La Cumparsita with all the style and
attack needed for such a piece. Jonathan Taylor (Fourth Form, Feilden) demonstrated great skill on not
one but two instruments. His performances on both cello and piano were both to
a high standard and demonstrated an affinity for the different genres in which
he played. Finally, Ollie Parker (Upper Sixth, Feilden) played Mozart's Andante with
skill and poise in a moving and sensitive performance that perfectly captured
the serene and graceful nature of the work.
Congratulations go to all the
instrumentalists who performed. We very much look forward to hearing more from
Florian, Jonathan and Ollie (amongst others) in the GCSE and A Level recital on Thursday 29 January.