Kadoorie Concert - 22 April 2016

Kadoorie Concert - 22 April 2016

The Kadoorie Cup, Clifton College's top competition for individual musicians, took place on Friday 22nd April and Wednesday 27th April.

In the Instrumental Competition, the junior winner was Valentin Kasparov on trombone (year 11) while the senior competition was won by Amelia Gilmartin on Violin (year 12).

Adjudicator Mr Mark Lee (Director of Music and Organist at Bristol Cathedral) was impressed by the range of expression Valentin produced in Saint-Saens' Cavatine, while he particularly commented on Amelia's depth of sound in her outstanding performance of the last movement of Franck's Violin Sonata. He said it was no easy decision to choose the winners, however, with many other fine performances.

In the Singing Competition, adjudicator Mrs Steph Harrison (Director of Music at The Red Maids' School) applauded the high standard throughout the event, which was attended by all the Sixth Form scholars prior to the annual Kendrew Dinner.

The Singing Competition covered music ranging from 19th century German lieder to numbers from musicals and a fine Jerome Kern song. The junior competition was won by Lauren Salter (year 11), while the senior was won by Lauren Burke (year 12) who gave superb performances of Extase by Duparc and What Good Would the Moon Be from Street Scene by Kurt Weil.

Head of Music at Clifton College, Dan Robson, said: "Both evenings were more than just a competition - they were a very enjoyable concert for all who attended and well done to all who took part."