On Tuesday 11 June, 66 students took part in the annual Junior School Music Prizes. The competition was adjudicated by French Horn player and member of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Jo Hensel.
Students showcased a variety of outstanding musical performances including a vocal recital of On My Own from the musical Les Misérables and a piano recital of Für Elise by Beethoven.
Jo, who is also Deputy-Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, commented: “It was a real privilege to spend the day at BMJS on Tuesday, hearing the children perform in the annual music competition. I was really struck by the confidence and musicianship of pupils as they performed in what felt more like a wonderful concert than a competition.”
Congratulations to all the children that took part, and to the winners:
Year 3: Yuhan Song (piano)
Year 4: Scarlett Foster (voice) and Alyssia Powers (piano)
Year 5: Ziyi Song (violin and piano)
Year 6: Isabella Franklin (voice)