Wycombe Abbey Pupils Play at the South East Schools’ Chamber Music Competition
After five days of qualifying rounds held at various schools and comprising of 50 chamber music ensembles, 14 were selected to appear at the Finals held at St George’s, Hanover Square – a beautiful venue where Handel worshipped. We were pleased that three Wycombe Abbey groups were selected to play: Junior Piano Trio, Senior Violin Trio and Senior Piano Quintet. We were the only school with this many ensembles in the Finals.
There was great anticipation in the church as the previous competition was more than two years ago. All groups presented well and it was an exceptionally high level of music-making from everyone; it was a wonderful concert. There was a great buzz as Wycombe Abbey supported each other with the usual cheering.
What a delight when our very own Junior Piano Trio (Judy, Allegra and Chloe) seized the first prize in their category. They are a new group but already have refinement and will continue to grow for many years to come.
The evening proved that chamber music is loved by all the young musicians and although it had been placed on ‘pause’ it is now forging ahead with new vigour. We are all very excited about the future.
Head of Strings
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