The Piano Recital on Monday was Sydney Russell’s first ever Classical Music Festival! They welcomed professional pianist Ian Tindale, as well as our very own professionals Bathelina Kamara, Wayne Laviniere and Billy Ebanks!
The recital was created in celebration of the wonderful repertoire of Classical music written for piano and enabled the school to celebrate the wonderful grand piano living in the Main Hall.
All three students impressed the audience with their amazing talents. Both Beth and Billy played the works of Frederic Chopin, whilst Wayne played his own composition titled “Journey from the East”.
A year twelve Jo Richardson student was also part of the team, swaying us away with two compositions. Billy was twelve when he started to learn the piano and has reached Grade 8. He says, “music is a form of expression. It acts as a social glue because everyone can relate to music. Performing is a way to express what you’d like to be.”
Beth has also been learning the piano from a young age, starting at six. She says, “Music is another form of language and another way of expressing emotion. I find playing music is relaxing. It’s like being in a parallel universe and I can be what I want through music.”
The recital also included Sydney Russell students from all years and it really demonstrated the amazing talents displayed at the school.
Here’s to more musical events!
Written by: Amanda Daud
Edited by: Nicola Tomlin