Year 7 student, Evelyn Piper, has been offered a place to study harp at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) Junior Department from September 2020. She will also receive tuition there for her second and third study instruments, violin and piano, and will gain experience playing in various ensembles and choirs alongside some of the best instrumentalists in the country.
The RAM is the oldest conservatoire in the UK, founded in 1822, and one of the most prestigious music schools in the world. Famous alumni include Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox.
Evelyn started playing the harp when she was seven years old and currently studies with Felicity Meakins. She also plays with the National Youth Harp Orchestra of Great Britain and with the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.
Director of Music, John Mower, himself a RAM alumnus, commented: “Congratulations to Evelyn. She is a talented musician and I am certain that she will thrive in the musical surroundings of the Academy. We look forward to monitoring her achievements as she progresses with her studies.”
Starting in September, Evelyn will attend the RAM Junior Department in London each Saturday during term time.