This yearâ€™s Malcolm Arnold Trumpet Competition was held in Cedars Hall and adjudicated by the Principal Trumpeter of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Andrew Stone-Fewings. Pupils performed in different age categories, with the following results:
Years 6/7 Winner - Charlie Bellamy Highly Commended - Joshua Knott Year 9 Winner - Felix Melia Highly Commended - Grace Davies Years 10/11 Winner - Luke Lane Highly Commended - Charlie Spencer Sixth Form Class Winner - Matthew Whitehead Highly Commended - Eliza Talman Most Promising Trumpet Player Luke Lane
Andrew Stone-Fewings was very impressed with the quality of the performances by the young trumpeters. He has taken part in many workshops and master classes worldwide for young musicians, including several at Wells, and was a trumpet coach for the National Youth Wind Orchestra. He studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he was the first recipient of the Alfred Corfield Trumpet prize; and was a semi-finalist in the Maurice Andre International trumpet competition in Paris. Since completing his studies, he has worked with most of the major orchestras in Britain, covering much of the opera, ballet and orchestral repertoire.
High Sheriff Concert In February, the Lower School Brass Quartet Grace Davies, Nathaniel Halls, Alexander Smith and Daniel Whitehead - played in the High Sheriff of Somerset Concert in Wells Cathedral. The concert consisted of drama, dance and musical performances, involving people from across Somerset.
Congratulations to Year 10 trombonist Emma Close, who has been selected for The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. In Touch Summer 2019
Malcolm Arnold Trumpet Competition 2019