Music Festival Finalé Concert- Tonight!!

Wednesday 14th March starting at 7pm

Date published: Wed 14 Mar 2018   Author: HLH   Category: Performing Arts   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

The conclusion of the 39th Annual Music Festival is on Wednesday 14th March starting at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now, priced £3 and £5.

We have seven finalists performing on eight instruments - Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Classical Guitar, Contemporary (Electric) Guitar, Percussion, Brass and Voice competing for the prestigious Musician of the Year title.



The finalists are -

Finn Lihoreau (Y9) - Woodwind

Joe Lee (Y7) - Strings

Joel Williams (Y13) - Brass

Owen Lee (Y9) - Piano

Kaiya Kiyosawa (Y12) - Classical Guitar

Ben Mayhew (Y11) - Percussion

Jay Patel (Y11) - Contemporary Guitar

Finn Lihoreau (Y9) - Voice


The Finalé Concert will be judged by Gabriele Baldocci, pianist and conductor. Gabriele was born in Livorno in Italy and has given concerts in world-renowned musical centres such as Tonhalle in Zurich, Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Sala Verdi in Milan, Auditorium RTSI in Lugano, Teatro Ghione in Rome, Palacio de Festivales in Santander, Teatro Rossetti in Trieste, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Parnassos Hall in Athens, Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and many others. He recorded Nino Rota's complete works for Strings and Piano with violinist Marco Fornaciari, Michael Glenn Williams piano music for the Stradivarius label, and he is working on Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies transcribed by Liszt for solo piano, published in five CDs by Dynamic in 2012 and 2013.

Gabriele's performances are regularly broadcasted on radio and TV, and the Italian classical TV channel "Classica" has produced a documentary about him. He has been awarded prizes at several important piano competitions including the Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition and the Martha Argerich Piano Competition.Baldocci is an official Ambassador, Performer and Professor of the Martha Argerich Presents project, and he frequently plays in various chamber music formations including duos, trios and quintets. For many years he has played in a piano duo with Martha Argerich, as well as forming a stable partnership with the Argentinean pianist Daniel Rivera. He has performed concerts throughout Europe, America and Asia both as a soloist and with acclaimed orchestras.

Tickets are on sale now, online or from the school office priced £3 & £5.