At the end of Term 1, BIS musicians were invited to enter the inaugural BIS Concerto Competition.
A concerto is a major work for a soloist with an orchestral accompaniment and there are many fine examples composed by all the major composers throughout music history. The students were given Term 2 to work with their instrumental teachers, practise and video themselves and the Music Department then chose the most outstanding performance.
Congratulations to Celestine Koh for being the selected winner. Thanks also to all the other entrants. The standard was very high and the winner was hard to choose.
Celestine had her first opportunity to try playing the 3rd Movement ‘Rondo’ from Mozart’s G Major Concerto KV216 at this week’s Chamber Orchestra rehearsal and the orchestra and soloist sounded fantastic. Later this term there will be an opportunity to hear Celestine and the orchestra in an informal performance, date and time to be confirmed.
Ian Alexander | Director of Music