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George wins first ever King’s Open Soloist Competition

George Titterton (Marlowe, 6a) won the first ever King’s Open Soloist Competition on Saturday evening.

Playing the horn, his performance of the challenging final movement from Larrson’s Concertino No.5 took the top prize, while Oscar Colliar (Galpin’s, 6b) on the piano and Hiu Yu Wong (Bailey, 6b) on the marimba were highly commended, and Emily Siu (Kingsdown, 6a) playing the violin was commended.

The competition was exclusively for musicians who are at least Grade Eight, making for an extremely strong standard across all 16 entries and giving adjudicator Katherine Baker, principal flute in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, a difficult task to select the winner.

This year’s event was a rebrand of the Recital Competition which dates back to 1997, with a number of its winners going on to have professional careers in music; one example being concert soloist Leonora Dawson-Bowling.

It was fantastic to see the evening so well supported at a busy time in the school calendar!

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