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Thursday 22 January 2015

  • 19:30
    BBC Young Musician of the Year Laura van der Heijden (cello) and Tom Poster (piano) (Maidment Auditorium)

    At the age of 15, cellist Laura van der Heijden was awarded the title of BBC Young Musician 2012, performing Walton’s Cello Concerto with Kirill Karabits and the Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead.

    Tonight, she will be joined by Tom Poster on piano to perform what promises to be a wonderful evening of fine musicianship performed by these two amazingly talented musicians.

    Tom Poster burst onto the scene at the age of 13, making his London Concerto Debut. Tom is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in demand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire.

    This concert is kindly supported by Turtle Doves

    Programme -
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 4 in C major Op 102 No 1
    Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821
    Fitkin: L for cello and piano
    Poulenc: Sonata for Cello and Piano

    Tickets £12.50 from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Saturday 31 January 2015

  • 19:30
    Piano recital given by Angela Hewitt (Alington Hall)

    We host some amazing concerts at Shrewsbury School throughout the year, but this is one of the highlights of the season.

    In recent years we have been blessed with some truly outstanding piano recitals. Nikolai Demidenko, Freddy Kempf, Llyr Williams and Peter Donohoe have given us some fine performances, and this year promises to be yet another exceptional evening.

    Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists; she regularly appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

    Bach: Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
    Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110
    Scarlatti: a group of Sonatas
    Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage: Deuxième année: Italie
    Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
    Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
    Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)

    Kindly supported by Mr & Mrs M V Bradley and Mr & Mrs Gareth Jenkins

    Tickets £12.50 from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

Welcome to Shrewsbury

HeadmasterWhilst I am delighted to welcome you to Shrewsbury School's website, I hope you will not regard a trawl through our web pages as a substitute for a visit in person. 

Shrewsbury is a unique school in many ways.  We are committed to strong academic standards and we believe in a vision of holistic education, as demonstrated through an incredible range of different activities and societies.  We are passionate about boarding not just being for convenience, but in providing the best opportunity for young men and women to develop real confidence and belief in themselves.  We are fortunate to have one of the best locations of any school in the country, a most beautiful site on the edge of one of the most historic county towns in England.

We are delighted that in September 2014 we welcomed our first cohort of Third and Fourth Form girls, building on the outstanding success of the introduction of girls into our Sixth Form in 2008. We believe our traditional values and time-honoured reputation will be enhanced by this move to full co-education.  We are committed to providing an environment where young men and women can learn together on foundations of trust and mutual respect.  We are confident that the future will be a more equal one and we support that historical evolution.

Above all, in the words of the motto of our youth club, based in inner-city Liverpool, ‘People matter more than things’.  You will find at Shrewsbury a community which is aiming for the stars in every respect.  Come and visit our beautiful school and meet some of the people who make it such an inspirational place.

Mark Turner