Scholarship announced in conjunction with Royal College of Music.
We're delighted to announce that Trinity School has set up a new scholarship for its thriving music department. Sponsored by Steinway and Sons and in conjunction with the Royal College of Music, the Trinity-Steinway Scholarship allows its most advanced pianist to gain an insight into the life of a professional concert artist.
This annual scholarship is unique to Trinity School and offers the winner the opportunity to have lessons with Prof. Vanessa Latarche, Head of Piano at The Royal College of Music, and to attend piano courses abroad. At the end of the year, the scholar will present a recital at Steinway Hall in London.
Many congratulations to David Warren (Year 13), our first recipient of this wonderful award. David was chosen following auditions at The Royal College of Music in October 2013. Trinity’s Head of Piano, Richard Evans explained: “This is an amazing opportunity for David to gain an insight into the life of a concert artist. He played superbly at the audition and I am incredibly proud of him.”
David Warren who has been playing the piano since the age of nine said: “It was quite a shock when I found out that I was selected, as I really didn’t think it would be me. This scholarship is a great honour and also makes me quite nervous! I am really happy though as I hope to go on and study Music at university.”
Trinity enjoys an international reputation in music. Its piano department is going from strength to strength. In September 2012 Trinity became London’s first all-Steinway secondary school when all its pianos were replaced with Steinways, considered to be the finest in the world. This year, as well as announcing the Steinway piano scholarship, the School has formed a partnership with a piano competition in Venice, whose prize winner will come to Trinity in 2015 to give a recital in its Piano Festival. In return, Trinity’s Steinway Scholar will be invited to take part in a recital in Venice, expected to be in half term 2014.