3 November 2017
A veteran of the major concert halls around the world, we were truly privileged to be able to welcome one of the most respected an d versatile pianists of our time to our school. This is testament to the calibre of our new Steinway pianos, and we know this event was the first of many.
During the Masterclass, Sofia Samoylova in year 7, Sophia Short in year 10 and Sophie Oliver in year 13 were coached by Joanna on a range of different repertoire, and she offered them performance tips and insightful interpretative guidance. All three rose to the occasion and performed superbly. Following the Masterclass, Joanna then performed a short Recital of diverse repertoire from Bach to Chopin and Schubert to Piazzolla.
‘This was inspirational music at its very best. It is incredible to think that we are the first all-girls’ school in the world to attain Steinway status, and we are really proud to share this inaugural moment with so many BHS parents, local schools and community musicians.’ Ms. C Daniel, Director of Music