On Saturday 18th April 2015, S. Anselm’s School opened its doors nationwide and hosted the inaugural S. Anselm’s Piano Competition.
Adjudication was delivered by Peter Lawson - Piano Tutor at Chetham's School of Music, Tutor in Piano and Tutor in Contemporary Piano at the RNCM, examiner for the ABRSM and a performer with a huge range of experience. S. Anselm’s own Head of Music, Mark Percival also adjudicated during the day focussing on the junior classes.
Competitors came from as far afield as York Minster, Doncaster, Sheffield and Derby yielding stiff competition throughout the day. First and second prize winners performed in a buoyant afternoon concert also attended by former Director of Music – Peter Malcolm who awarded ‘The Peter Malcolm Trophy Grades 7-8 Class’.
The delightful facilities at S. Anselm’s School utilised both the New Library and Hargreaves Hall both featuring grand piano’s. A sunny day cast a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere on all involved and highlighted the extremely talented 12 year old Felix Kirkby as ‘Most Promising Pianist’. We wish him all the very best at Eton in the next academic year.