Discovering and celebrating talent is important to us at BIS. In our foyer, we have set up a public piano that students are welcome to play before lessons start in the morning and at break times; this is proving to be a really popular pastime. Our live lunch dates, also held in the foyer, are a further chance for our budding stars of the future to take to the stage.
Recently, the talents of Eric, our Year 4 pianist, have astounded us. Eric has been learning to play piano for 2 years and 8 months and has already been successful in competitions in Korea where he has achieved two first places. Please click HERE to hear Eric for yourself! Kurara, a young Japanese performer who is in Year 2, is also making her mark as a talented violinist. The live lunch provided a forum for Kurara to shine and it was plain to see how far she has developed her skills in less than 2 years of learning the violin.
These are just two of our youngest performers who will be taking to the stage in our upcoming Primary Concert on June 14th. All parents are welcome to attend and further details will follow.
Our music curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the world-renowned Juilliard School and gives your child a unique opportunity to learn about music through iconic works and regular connections with practicing musicians. This week, we were delighted to welcome Richard Mannoia, Director of Global K–12 Curricula and Professional Development at Juilliard. Richard spent two days working with the Performing Arts department, observing lessons and watching students learn. He was very impressed by our students and teachers this week.
A final exciting event to share with you is our very first music festival, which will be held next Friday (1st June). BIS have collaborated with one of our community partners, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, and have arranged a full programme of entertainment. In addition to music, there will be a small number of stalls selling snacks and drinks. Children will also be able to play games at various stalls as we try to recreate a festival atmosphere. Parents are invited from 12:45pm to 2:45pm and it would be lovely to see many of your there. All proceeds will go to Blue Dragon.
Ms Sue Hill, Principal