Just a week after our Autumn Concert our Year 10 musicians gave a series of solo performances to an appreciative audience of parents, friends and staff. The evening commenced with a delightful trio of Hana D on violin, Eve C on double bass and Mei-Xing LC on piano with Elgar’s Salut D’amour beautifully played.Anouska O’N then followed with a lyrical performance of the slow movement from Haydn’s trumpet concerto. Tanvee S also selected Haydn but this was a sparkling performance of his Violin Concerto in G Major. Mei-Xing LC retook the stage in a virtuosic display of Clementi’s Sonatina in C.Ava M’s rendition of Beethoven’s playful Bagatelle in E flat showed great control of the piano. Kreisler’s Sicilienne and Rigaudon, literally fizzed in the hands of Lottie S’s violin. Dragonetti’s Waltz for the double bass showed the considerable skill and musicianship of Eve C on her second appearance of the evening closely followed by Hana D’s return, this time playing the viola with her father Paul accompanying on the piano in her stylistic and warm interpretation of Fauré’s Elegy. Elizabeth S literally stunned the audience in her playing of Tchaikovsky’s Méditation – such poise and musicianship! Mabel H displayed real technical prowess in Popp’s Sonatine for flute and was closely followed by Kezia C who really entertained with an astounding performance of Piazzolla’s Night Club 1960 – we really felt transported! Amy P certainly showed her virtuosic talents on the cello with this memorable performance of the Armenian composer Arutiunian’s Impromptu.The delightful Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi’s ‘Ashitaka and San’ was the title for Maika’s romantic piano performance, full of pathos and technical skill using the full range of the piano. Cara G’s Israel Concerto by Perlman played on the violin was most evocative. Megan K proved her pianistic credentials with a delightful performance of Karen Tanaka’s Lavender Field. Unusually we had just the one vocalist and Maya H-B had to wait until the end to give her truly moving and stylistic performance of ‘Don’t watch me cry’. This was a concert in which we were all truly astounded by the talents of these young musicians playing repertoire of a very high difficulty level so superbly.