Chamber Music rehearsals are now beginning and everyone is excited about 'the boxes'! Do not miss our wonderful Christmas concert where you will be hearing all the duets, trios and quartets we are working on at present.
Then we will embark on our Christmas break before coming back in January with the annual New Year's playtogether :-)
Our autumn Solo concert was a huge success with all children having prepared their repertoire to the highest standard.
We had violinist, violists and pianists all playing repertoire from both the Suzuki books as well as additional pieces, from Baroque to dubstep.
Thank you to all the parents who helped with setting up the venue :-)
Thank you to everyone who came to the Birthday concert in October - and thank you for your generous donations to our chosen charities.
We thoroughly enjoyed playing and are immensely proud of the pupils who were selected to participate in this special event. It was a great treat to be performing the Vivaldi double concerto with a real Baroque ensemble!
The next lot of book recitals will be taking place after Christmas during the winter holidays.
We have a few pupils ready to show us their performances on both violin and piano - so this is very exciting!
It is always wonderful to witness these milestones of our young players as they continue their musical journey and a pleasure to listen to these performances
We had a blast at Streetly Methodist Church Eco Festival to kick off our autumn term ensemble playing.
We played a 30 minute set with an encore and were very lucky with the weather- beautiful sunshine making it a wonderful outdoor event!
The kids also learned lots from the exhibitions and stalls.
The adult June Solo Concert was a huge success - we were lucky to have the best weather so we could have a garden concert! The piano was set up outside and we all enjoyed a wonderful evening of duet and solo music with food, drinks and lovely company! Big thank you to Rowan for making Pimms from scratch!
We recently went to Tim Toft Violins again to purchase some more advanced instruments for some of our pupils. It is always a pleasure to be there and try the lovely violins and we came home with two beautifully sounding 4/4 violins and a fabulous 3/4 violin. We are also pleased that one 1/2 violin was passed on to another pupil to stay in the school!
Our live Christmas Concert 2020 on zoom was very well received with many family members, friends and colleagues logging in to listen from all around the world. The students all looked lovely in their Christmas outfits with all the beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the backgrounds. Thank you everyone for making this such a memorable event. All contributions were amazing!