Shrewsbury School

Churchill's take top brass and piano prizes

Monday 7 December 2015

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Piano and Brass Prizes, held on Sunday 29th November.

PIANO PRIZES 2015

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

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

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".

BRASS PRIZES 2015

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

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