Renaissance Girl

27 February 2020

Congratulations to multi-talented Year 11 Eleanor (pictured left with friend and fellow debater, Amy), who learned this week that she has won first prize on the bassoon in the highly prestigious Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition.

As part of the award, Eleanor will perform alongside other winners and established classical musicians at the Royal Albert Hall later this year.

In the meantime, Eleanor will tomorrow travel to Portsmouth High School to compete in the national final of the Chrystall Public Speaking Competition. Eleanor previously won in the semi-final of the competition, held at Howell’s School in Cardiff, with her impassioned speech on the topic, ‘There is no Planet B …Why veganism is the only option.’

We wish her all the best in tomorrow’s competition, and in her performance at the Royal Albert Hall!

More info about the competition

The Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition is an international performance competition open to all ages and nationalities. Its aim is to offer gifted players career-development opportunities that help them to progress as musicians. All winners benefit from a professional photoshoot and a diploma. Outstanding candidates such as Eleanor are nominated to give concerts at high-profile venues.

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