Talented pianists display an impressive performance at Trinity's annual Piano Festival.
Over 100 pianists took part in this year’s Piano Festival at Trinity.
With a Steinway Concert Grand piano placed in the middle of the school at lunchtime, it was fantastic to see so many young musicians - at all levels - perform with confidence as fellow students and staff passed through and stopped to listen.
For many pupils, playing on a Steinway Concert Grand is a new experience. Charles (L6), one of the performers, said: “Our Piano Festival is unique in that the opening rounds are more informal, meaning it feels more of a celebration of the piano department we have, and the fact that we are a Steinway School.”
The week’s performances culminated in a lunchtime concert, given by our Steinway Scholar for 2017/18 Eliott Richards, and concluded with a recital by International Competition Winner Giorgio Trione Bartoli.
The Festival was brought to a triumphant close with our annual Trinity-Steinway Piano Competition. Following their highly successful performances, 40 pupils were put through to the final which was adjudicated by Professor Dina Parakhina of the Royal College of Music. The standard throughout was excellent again this year with Professor Parakhina commenting: “This is simply a stunning competition and I am so impressed with all the performers here”.
Many congratulations to all the students who took part!