Strings Masterclass

Senior School
20 Mar 20

Last Friday, we were delighted to welcome Nicholas Miller FRAM, who is a Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Professor Miller has had several high-profile musical appearances throughout Britain, Europe and the United States. He has performed at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smiths Square, London and Alice Tully Hall, New York. He has broadcast on Danish, Spanish and Dutch radio, as well as live on BBC Radio 3 from the Bath International Music Festival. He is a founding member of the Pirasti Piano Trio, which has achieved widespread critical acclaim.

Our leading String players across all year groups were given the opportunity to perform in front of Professor Miller and at the end of the day, he coached a small ensemble in a variety of chamber music.       

The pupils chosen to participate are below, with their musical number performed:

Lydia Alexander (Year 6) – Violin

Vivaldi Concerto in G

Alexander Tolhurst (Fifth Form) – Violin

Bloch Vidui and Bach Allemanda Partita No. 2

Katie Lang (Upper Sixth) – Viola

Telemann Concerto in G

Haydn Fletcher (Third Form) – Violin

Theme from Schindler’s List

Sophie Browning (Third Form) – Violin

Theme from Schindler’s List and Bach Giga from Partita No. 3

Jack Price (Lower Sixth) – Violin

Fiorillo No. 4, Bloch Nigun, section of Lalo Symphonie Espagnole

Anastasiia Trakalo (Lower Sixth) – Violin

Paganini Cantabile

Senior Strings

Vivaldi concerto for 2 violins and cello

Soloists Elizabeth Drummond (Upper Sixth) and Jack Price

Vivaldi “Nulla in Mundo pax sincera”

Soloist Bethan Pepler (Upper Sixth)