Shrewsbury School

Fantastic Futures for Music Scholars

Thursday 10 December 2020

The rich heritage of elite musicians continues this year with two of our U6th music scholars being offered places at leading UK Conservatoires.

Jonty Gould (SH) has been offered a scholarship to study saxophone with Christian Forshaw at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Henry Hui (I) has been offered places to study French Horn at both the Royal Academy of Music, London and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Both students impressed the panel during their virtual auditions with Jonty being offered a scholarship and Henry being offered a place on the spot, which is almost unheard of.

Maria McKenzie, Assistant Director of Music comments:

“I am absolutely delighted for both boys; they have dedicated so much time and energy into the process and have been awarded with offers from top colleges. I am confident that their enthusiasm and determination will ensure that they both have very exciting paths ahead.”

Here is footage of Jonty and Henry.

Jonty came as a music scholar into the 3rd form and over the past 5 years has been nurtured and into a position where he is a real role model to the younger students, he absolutely loves his saxophone and his offer is testimony to his ongoing devotion to the subject.

Jonty comments:

“I am so chuffed to have the opportunity to study at music college to have been offered a scholarship on the day of my audition was amazing. I cannot wait to see where it takes me in the future.”

Henry joined us last year from Hong Kong and has made a huge impact to the brass department, to have such quality playing has made the younger musicians really raise their standards.

 

Henry remarks:

“I am overjoyed that I have been offered the precious opportunity to pursue my dream at the music college. I surely will spare no effort to achieve my full potential.”

Maria McKenzie, Assistant Director of Music

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