Congratulations to music scholar Dan Laurie who has won a place at The Royal College of Music (RCM) to study double bass. The RCM is one of a very small number of elite music schools in the country and this is an outstanding achievement.
Dan has impressed everyone who has heard him perform at Clifton. He gave a superb solo recital in November in which he showcased his mastery of both classical and jazz repertoire, while at the Christmas concert, he played a duet with his double bass coach Ben Groenevelt, wowing the audience with his impressive improvisatory skills. We wish him the best of luck as he takes this next step to becoming a professional musician.
Our congratulations also go to student Barney Pite on being offered a choral scholarship to University College Oxford, and to music scholars Amelia Gilmartin and Charlie Pughe who have also won places at top colleges to study music but have not yet chosen where to continue their studies.
Director of Music Dan Robson said: “All of these pupils have worked incredibly hard to develop their musical talents over many years and have done really well to be offered places at such prestigious institutions. We know they will go on to great things and look forward to hearing about their future successes.”