5 April 2022
Music Scholars from Royal High School Bath were given the unique opportunity to spend a day at Steinway Hall in London on Thursday 31 March, taking part in the school’s inaugural visit since its Music School received the prestigious Steinway title in 2020.
Nine music scholars from years 6 to 12 attended and each performed during an evening recital and took part in a special masterclass with Martin Roscoe, one of the UK’s best-known pianists. The day also included a tour of Steinway Hall for students to learn about its history, heritage and how their pianos are made. During the evening recital, the scholars were joined by two previous Royal High School Bath alumnae.
Royal High School Bath’s partnership with prominent piano makers Steinway & Sons means that it is one of only 28 schools in the UK and 250 schools worldwide to gain the prestigious Steinway title. Students benefit by having access to world-class Steinway pianos, masterclasses by Steinway artists, and performance opportunities throughout the year.
Mark Bradbury, Director of Music at Royal High School Bath, said: “Speaking on behalf of all the students who have had the incredible opportunity to work with Martin Roscoe today in their masterclass session, I am certain they will all join me in thanking him for his inspirational words, advice and musical expertise in approaching each of their challenging pieces. This incredible opportunity has only been possible thanks to our continued relationship with Steinway & Sons, who share the same ethos in nurturing and developing the talents of young musicians.”
To find out more about the Royal High School Bath’s Steinway Music School’s facilities, please visit: www.royalhighbath.gdst.net.