On Saturday, the Music Department was delighted to welcome back Pieter Schoeman, leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a morning of Masterclasses with Kent College's advanced string players. Pieter, who is also a Professor of Violin at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, shared his wealth of expertise to help the girls overcome some of the technical difficulties of string playing and to shape their musical interpretation. It was a most rewarding and exciting experience for players and audience members alike.
In the afternoon, the girls were joined by string players from Year 8 upwards for a concert of solo and ensemble works spanning the centuries from Bach to Theme from Schindler's Listby John Williams, played beautifully by Lizzie, Lottie and Mrs Travis. The concert finished with Minuet from Water Music Suite no 2 in D by Handel performed by the Senior String Ensemble.