The MTGS Music Competition was held last week, providing a superb showcase of the school’s musical talent. Girls performed on a variety of instruments, as well as voice, taking part in classes that ran throughout the day. Our adjudicator, Ian Stephens, is a composer and cellist who has worked with groups such as the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Chetham’s School of Music and the Hallé. Mr Stephens gave the girls helpful feedback on their performances and was impressed with both the excellent quality of music-making throughout the day as well as the supportive and encouraging environment in the room. In addition, the GCSE and ‘A’ level girls enjoyed a workshop with Mr Stephens, exploring different types of composition and sharing their work with an industry professional.
Well done to all girls who took part in this year’s competition. Mr Stephens awarded the following girls prizes for their outstanding performances:
Senior Instrumental: Victoria Woodier (flute) and Betty Bai (violin)
Lower Instrumental: Lara Bellingham (violin) and Léonie O’Tham (treble recorder)
Voice: Mary Nichols and Lydia Baldwin
Music Theatre: Ameilia Hooper and Anushka Choudhary