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Music Competition 2017-2018 Programme

Finalists: Grades 7+

Lindi Fang  (Year 10)   Violin
Leanne Yeung (Year 11)  Flute
Lizzie Cullen (Year 11)  Voice
Laura Thomas  (Year 10)  Flute
Georgia Edwards (Year 11)  Flute
Leanne Yeung  (Year 11)   Pia

Finalists: Grades 5-6

Keirsten Tang (Year 8) Violin
Annabel Santner (Year 8)  Clarinet
Leanne Yeung & Jade Looi (Year 11)  Piano Duet
Heather McAlister (Year 11)  Trumpet
Lauren Milmo (Year 7)   Voice
Lizzie Baldwin & Rachie Ing (Year 11)  Vocal Duet
Elli Damarell (Year 11)  Guitar
Isabelle Dusek (Year 7)   Piano
Charlotte Lampe (Year 10)  Percussion


Finalists: Grades 1-4

Polly Lambert & Josephine Bentham (Year 7)  Voice with piano accompaniment
Gemma Light (Year 8)  Clarinet
Nicole Cheung (Year 7)  Piano
Shangavi Nanthaluxman (Year 7)  ‘Cello
Kirsty Went (Year 9)  Voice
Danika Meswani, Niveka Liyanagoonawardana & Freya May (Year 8) Voice, Piano & Guitar

Performance from last year’s Music Competition winner: Elizabeth Corbett (Year 10)

Accompanist: Meredith Squires

Our guest judge: Belinda Mikhaïl

Belinda Mikhaïl won the Associated Board and the Queen Mother Scholarships to study piano and singing as a joint first study at the Royal College of Music where she won the highest accolade, the Hopkinson Gold Medal for her final recital. Since graduating she has travelled extensively performing both as a soloist and as a chamber musician and has appeared as a concerto soloist at the major London Concert Halls.

She has made numerous recordings for Sony BMG and Universal and appears as the featured soloist on many film soundtracks. Her solo piano playing of the theme from Chariots of Fire was heard at every medal ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Belinda is a British and International Federation adjudicator and travels around the country judging numerous county music competitions. She will shortly embark on a month long trip to Trinidad and Tobago where she has been invited to adjudicate their 2018 music festival.

Belinda is also in demand as a vocal coach and runs an extensive private teaching practice in Beaconsfield. She has trained performers as diverse as Jack Garratt, Siouxsie Sioux, Cathy Tyson, Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche, and world-renowned dancer Akram Khan. She is the founder of CentreStage School of Musical Theatre and her students are enjoying major roles in theatre companies up and down the country as well as West End Shows such as Dreamgirls, Chicago, Dirty Dancing and High School Musical and the hit TV series’, Downton Abbey and Broadchurch.

Belinda is delighted to be judging the Beaconsfield High School annual music competition and wishes the girls every success in their performances this evening.


Dates for your diary:

  • Monday 19th March, 7pm: Beaconsfield High School’s Chamber Concert.
  • Performances from Advanced Chamber Ensemble and Chamber Choir as well as solo performances from our senior students.
  • Thursday 3rd May, 7pm: BHS’s Summer Concert. Like The Winter Concert, this will feature all of our main ensembles.
  • With huge thanks to our accompanists Simon Howat & Jennifer Cowan for accompanying the students this evening and over the course of this week.

 With huge thanks to our accompanists Simon Howat & Jennifer Cowan for accompanying the students this evening and over the course of this week.