Concert review

Junior Royal Northern College of Music

24th February 2018

Young musicians from Junior RNCM perform for Penrith music lovers

Four young musicians from the junior department of the Royal Northern College of Music provided an inspiring and very enjoyable afternoon of music in their concert at the Penrith Methodist Church last Saturday. The large and appreciative audience warmly applauded each young performer in an interesting, well-balanced programme.

Sam Nicholls, percussionist, was a pleasure to hear and see as he played marimba and various drums in pieces of contrasting rhythm and melodic interest.

Mia Serracino-Inglott chose songs from classical, folksong and cabaret repertoires, including Elgar's 'Where Corals Lie' which was accompanied with remarkable virtuousity by David Jones.

Guitarist Josh Hall, showed his ability and skill in three classical pieces, then finished with a jazzy 'Hot Club Francais' which delighted the audience.

Lizzy Gur chose classical piano pieces, impressing her audience with her command of the Steinway piano. Lizzy is also a composer and was awarded the 2018 Margaret Thomas Junior Piano Composition Award for her winning piece 'Their Curiousity of You', presented at the concert by Colin Marston.

The Penrith Piano Circle invites musicians from the Junior RNCM every second year. Without fail, on every occasion, a group of young, sometimes very young, performers bring an impressive and totally uplifting afternoon of music. Penrith is very lucky to have such a special event, let's hope it continues for many years!

Jennifer Garrett, Penrith Piano Circle



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