Shrewsbury School

Dorit Hasselberg (EDH UVI) wins Shropshire Concerto Competition

Thursday 28 March 2013

Dorit Hasselberg won the Shropshire Concerto Competition on 27th March with a stunning account of Spohr's Clarinet concerto in E flat major, accompanied by the Shropshire Sinfonia – a fine local orchestra made up of professionals and young local student musicians.

Dorit Hasselberg

Dorit was one of four finalists, and the standard of her co-competitors was extremely high.  One was fellow Salopian Henry Kennedy (I UVI) whose performance of the Tableax de Provence for Saxophone and orchestra was also quite superb.  The other two finalists were both fine instrumentalists from Concord College.

All four finalists received well-deserved praise from the adjudicator – the newly appointed Head of Strings at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music – but Dorit was singled out for her mature and detailed account of the concerto, for which she was awarded her first place.

This is the second year in a row that the winner of the County Concerto Competition has come from Shrewsbury School. Last year's winner was Galin Ganchev (M V). Dorit is a pupil of Donny MacKenzie at the school.

The competition was recorded live by BBC Radio Shropshire in the Alington Hall, and will be broadcast at 6.45pm this Easter Sunday on BBC Radio Shropshire.

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