Shrewsbury School

Piano and Brass Prizes 2015

Thursday 3 December 2015

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Piano and Brass Prizes and thank you to all who took part for a very enjoyable afternoon of music-making on Sunday 29th November.


Intermediate Class
First Prize - Sally Joyce (G UVI)
Highly Commended - Frank Coughlan (SH III)
Commended - Frank Kelly (Rt III)

Senior Class
First Prize - Nateewat Ruechuseth (Ch V)
Highly Commended - Ada Huang (G LVI)
Commended - Henry Thomas (Ch UVI)

In his summing up as adjudicator, John Humphreys, who has performed extensively throughout the UK and teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire, described the overall standard of the performances as “amazing”, adding that if he had heard any of the performances in one of his classes at the Conservatoire, he "would have been very happy".


Junior Class
First Prize - James Crewdson (S V)
Highly Commended - Ruaraidh Lockett (Ch III)
Commended - Jonathan Snell (Ch III)

Senior Class
First Prize - Henry Thomas (Ch UVI)
Highly Commended - Frank Coughlan (SH III)
Commended - Archie Eyre (Rb III)

The Adjudicator of the Brass Prizes was Rhys Owens, Principal Trumpet with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He was extremely impressed with the standard of playing, describing it as “outstanding”.

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