Music Scholars’ Masterclass

Music Scholars’ Masterclass

Around 40 Music Scholarship and Exhibition holders attended a full day of musical activities, designed to challenge them, introduce them to new music, and to develop their practice as performers. This is an important part of our programme for Music Scholars, many of whom are very much involved with the musical life of the school.

All orchestral players came together to rehearse two classics of orchestral repertoire: Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Copland’s Hoe-Down from Rodeo.

Pupils then divided into their orchestral disciplines and attended sectional masterclasses, where all scholars performed to their peers and worked on various aspects of interpretation, performance technique, operatic recitative technique, and piano accompaniment, among other things.

On the day, scholars had the benefit of working with professional musician Panaretos Kyriatzidis, who has formed a successful career as a solo performer, vocal coach, opera producer and workshop

leader. Pupils performed their piece to the rest of the group, followed by feedback and guidance from Panaretos.

The day was a wonderful celebration of the wealth of musical talent that we have at Caterham, and a fantastic opportunity for scholars to perform to each other and enhance their musicianship.

Dr Brammeld, Head of Instrumental Music

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