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We're really pleased to have been featured in the March 2013 edition of the Shropshire Magazine who interviewed us about our 125th Anniversary year concert series.


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Vincent Barrella to perform Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2


Vincent Barrella


Anglo-Italian pianist Vincent Barrella studied at the Royal Academy of Music before embarking upon a busy soloist and teaching career. In recognition for services to music and for his outstanding concert work, especially with young musicians, he was awarded the prestigious ARAM, Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2001, one of the highest awards for former students.


He has appeared as official accompanist in many masterclasses and in recitals at the BBC (Radio 3 Live), Radio Kent, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, Meridian TV and BBC Young Musician of the Year (televised rounds).


His solo work has included appearances with the London Philharmonic (Alfriston Festival 2009), Tonbridge Philharmonic Orchestra, Kent County Youth Orchestra and Dartford Symphony Orchestra, as well as professional recordings for television (Poirot, 2013).


He is the current head of keyboard studies at Highgate School, London and a visiting piano teacher at Tonbridge School. He was elected to be a member of the Examiners Panel for ABRSM in 2004 and has served as lead judge for the Finals of the Rotary Club ‘Young Musician of the Year’.