Old Salopian Events

Please find below details of forthcoming events that are either specifically for (or involving) Old Salopians, or which may be of particular interest to them. 

Other school events of more general interest to Old Salopians will be found on the main Calendar page of the School's website, as well as on the Forthcoming Events pages of particular sections: Arts Events, Sports Fixtures; Academic Lectures & Events etc.

Friday 28 April 2017

  • 19:30
    A Piano Recital given by Galin Ganchev (Alington Hall)

    We are thrilled to welcome back the extremely talented pianist and Old Salopian Galin Ganchev to Shrewsbury School.  Raised in a musical family in Bulgaria, Galin has played piano since the age of six.  He received an invitation to study the piano with the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Italian pianist Peter Bradley-Fulgoni at the Music Department at Shrewsbury School, and in February 2010 travelled to the United Kingdom and auditioned successfully for a music scholarship at the School, which he took up in September 2010.

    "When I sit at the piano I immediately feel at one with it, and such a feeling of ‘unity’ with the instrument cannot be explained by anything other than the language of music itself.”

    Galin has appeared in competitions including Llangollen and Trefeglwys, in which he won the first prize twice; Gregynog and BBC Shropshire, in which he gained the ‘'Young musician of the year’' title in 2012. He has taken part in more than 70 concerts in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Italy,  playing in renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Room, the Tabernacle in Machynlleth, Varna State Opera House, Varna Festival and Congress Centre and others. During his time in Shrewsbury, Galin had five full-length piano recitals in the United Kingdom, six in Bulgaria and one in Italy. He has also collaborated with the Vidin Philharmonic, Shrewsbury School, Shropshire Philharmoic and Varna Philharmonic orchestras, and his repertoire includes more than 100 pieces of music – most of which are solo piano and chamber works.

    Galin is currently a scholarship student in the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies piano with Ian Fountain and piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek. He has taken part in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Michael Roll, Yevgeny Sudbin, Tatiana Sarkissova, Michael Foyle and others.

    His programme will include pieces by Scarlatti (selection of sonatas), Shostakovich (selection of preludes and fugues), Chopin (selection of mazurkas) and Prokofiev (6th Piano Sonata)

    Please join us as we celebrate a truly outstanding young musician.

    Tickets £15.00, with a retiring collection towards Galin’s continuing studies at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or 01743 280812.


Wednesday 24 May 2017

  • 18:30
    Private Viewing of the Canaletto Exhibition at the Queen's Gallery SOLD OUT

    Unfortunately this event is fully booked. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please contact the office.

    Private evening viewing of the Canaletto Exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

    on Wednesday 24th May 2017

    with a talk by Desmond Shawe Taylor (I 68-73), Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures.

    "Canaletto & the Art of Venice presents a spectacular selection of 18th-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of 18th-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery."

    6.30 pm for the talk and viewing in the Gallery, followed by a drink at 8.00 p.m.

    The price £30 per head and tickets are available via this link. Alternatively you can send a cheque, payable to the Salopian Club, to us here at The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA, but please get in touch to check availability before booking by post.

    Numbers are strictly limited and tickets are available on a first come first served basis.

    If you have any questions please contact Janet Scholes on 01743 280892 or jscholes@shrewsbury.org.uk

    Whilst we are delighted that many of our events reach capacity, we are aware that some of you will be disappointed not to get tickets. Do let us know if you would like to be on our Arts and Activities email contact list, so that you will be notified of forthcoming Arts events.


Saturday 3 June 2017

  • 11:15
    Old Salopian Lodge visit to the Schools
    • Saturday 3 June 2017 - Old Salopian Lodge visit to the Schools, at the Club Room of the School Boathouse. Lodge meeting commences at 11.15am, followed by family buffet lunch, open to all including children, commencing with drinks at 12.30pm. Lunch £25 for adults, £15 for the under 18s, under 10s free. For further details please contact the Lodge Secretary - Chris Williams (R 78-83) on 07956 964937 or chrisjhwilliams@yahoo.co.uk