Pupils at Putney-based Falcons School for Girls have secured a much-coveted place in the semi-final of a prestigious music competition, the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Festival.
A group of five budding young musicians entered into the U12 String category of the challenge where they showcased their individual talents, impressing the judges and achieving a place in the penultimate stage of the competition in Brighton. At the age of nine and 10, the pupils from Falcons Girls were the youngest contenders in the intense competition.
Headmistress Sara Williams-Ryan commented: “We are very proud of our pupils for their exceptional achievement in this highly-regarded national competition, which demonstrates remarkable dedication and commitment to their instrument.
“Music is a much-loved part of school life at Falcons School for Girls and we are always looking to provide varied opportunities for each individual to succeed, develop in confidence and enjoy the gift of music, through an inspiring and creative programme for all.”
In addition to their recent success, the pupils are preparing for a busy month of music including a scheduled performance on stage with the prestigious London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Classical Roadshow at Cadogan Hall, and singing in the children’s chorus in Oliver at the Barnes Music Fest.