A big congratulations to Year 9 students Ruby and Ella who scooped the Junior Kadoorie vocal and instrumental prizes respectively!
Adjudicator Mr David Mitchell, of St John's on the Hill Prep School, said, "Ruby was completely believable from the moment she walked onto the stage and throughout her song Still Hurting from the show The Last Five Years.
Ella performed the beautiful second movement of Saint-Saëns' Sonata for Oboe with real poise, capturing the pastoral calm in the opening and closing freer sections, and giving the central theme a real direction and purpose."
Both girls produced outstanding tone and gave the audience some expressive moments, albeit in different ways. A big well done also to the other performers too, who gave excellent renditions of repertoire ranging from Poulenc to Handel and Gershwin.
A really enjoyable evening for the audience and a difficult decision for the judge!