Recent News about Colourstrings

2017 Richmond Festival Results

Congratulations to the Colourstrings Senior and Junior Orchestras who played really well at the Richmond festival. Both orchestras retained their cups again (it is becoming a bit of a tradition!) but it is still a really excellent performance opportunity for all concerned and we are grateful for the comments of the adjudicator, Robert Max, which were interesting and helpful.

Amber S. (violin and viola) came first in three classes: Recital Class (15 and under), String Solo (14 and under) and the Solo Bach class (any age). She has been awarded the Jubilee Cup for Solo Bach and played so well across the festival that she has been invited to perform at the Festival Showcase concert. This is a great honour and will be on Sunday May 21st at 2.30 pm at Normansfield Theatre in Teddington (TW11 9PS)

James M. (violin) came joint first (with Inez K.) in the String Class (9 and under) and also joint first in the Concerto Class (12 and under).

As part of The Donhead Trio he won the ensemble class (15 and under). James has been awarded the Solo Violin Trophy for the most promising violin player in classes 118-121 for the second year running.

Isabell K. (violin) won the Concerto class (15 and under), was placed second in the Recital Class (15 and under) and third in the String Solo class (14 and under). She also performed beautifully with Amber S. in a duet by Leclair in the Chamber Music class.

Inez K. (cello) won the String Solo class (9 and under) joint with James M. She also won the String Solo class (11 and under) and it has been announced that she has won the Cello Cup for the whole festival! Like Amber, she has also been invited to play at the showcase concert, which is a great honour.

James B. (cello) played in the String Solo class (11 and under) and received excellent comments.

Annabel M. (piano) won the grade 8 piano class and came second in the age 11-12 Open Piano class.

Sebastian E. (piano) was awarded third prize in the Piano Recital class (11 and under)

I must say that the standard of playing at the festival is really incredibly high, with young people coming from all the junior London colleges and well-reputed music schools to compete. I cannot, therefore, overstate what great achievements these are and send all these pupils many congratulations for their performances.

Rachel Erdos - Director