There may have only been two performers at Music at Lunchtime on 17 September but my, what performers they were! Both Elizabeth (Voice) and Emily (Flute) have already achieved diplomas – with Distinction; Elizabeths’ was on the violin in year 8! Their superb musicianship and ability to communicate was evident. Elizabeth’s ‘Die Lotosblume’ bySchumann was sublime; beautiful diction, mesmerising dynamics and legato lines conveyed the message; a line translated ‘She blooms and glows and gleams’ accurately depicts Elizabeth as a musician. Emily then treated us to part of her diploma programme with a beautiful performance of three movements from Blavet’s Sonata No 4 – La Lumagne’. Emily was able to capture beautifully the French Baroque style that permeates Blavet’s music with a warm and clear tone on the flute. She then held us spell-bound and breathless with an exquisite, exciting performance of ‘Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise’ by Doppler full of customary fireworks and technical displays of wizardry! Positively marvellous! The concert also provided a wonderful opportunity to welcome Ms Caroline Marley, a new addition to our music department mainly based teaching in the Junior School, but making her debut here as an accompanist. Do listen again!