Wilson's School

House Music Grand Finale

Last week, twenty of the school's best musicians took part in this year's House Music Grand Finale.

The standard was truly impressive. Each student had already been selected as the best in their class from the initial rounds that took place before the Easter break. This is impressive in itself considering that over 200 boys took part in those initial stages!

We were very pleased to welcome our guest adjudicator this year: Mr Robert Rice who teaches singing regularly in Cambridge, Oxford, Lincoln, and London at undergraduate level and above. He has also given workshops and masterclasses for the Eton Choral Courses, The Sixteen and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. In addition, Wilson's boys were interested to hear that our very own Mr Hann was once one of his pupils!

When making the final judgements, Mr Rice said that he had found the decision very difficult on account of the high calibre of the performances and that overall he was extremely impressed by the quality of what he heard. Below is a list of those boys who took part as well as the winners overall. I hope you will join the music department in congratulating them on their impressive achievements.

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Wilson’s Young Musician of the Year: Shavindra Jayasekera, 12B
2nd Place – Will Gardner, 12C
3rd Place – Liam Grant, 13C

Wilson’s Junior Young Musician of the Year: Ray Li, 8G
2nd Place – Rami Sati, 7D
3rd Place – Thomas Davidson, 9G

List of Competitors
Voice Lukas Alemu (13S) Thomas Davidson (9G) Max Robbins (11S)
Woodwind Oliver Cavadino (10C) Luca Morelli (9B) Will Gardner (12C) Raymond Li (8G) Owen Child (12S)
Piano Shavindra Jayasekera (12B) Jake Eaw (11B) Rami Sati (7D)
Brass Tom Thornton (12H) Max Locke (9B)
Guitar James Craik (10H) Ivon Kandiah (9C)
Strings Jonathan Coombe (11H) Sajurran Raguseelan (12C) Thomas Davidson (9G)
Percussion Liam Grant (13C) Gabriel Lumsden (11C)