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Talented young musicians give inspirational concert at ACS Egham


ACS Egham International School recently held its annual ‘Young Inspirations’ recital, where eight accomplished students, from a number of schools and conservatories, performed for family and friends.

Eleanor Nixon, ACS Egham student, aged 16, has been playing the violin since she was five and performed her own original composition entitled ‘Missing You’. Eleanor commented:

“Playing the violin makes me feel relaxed because I can express myself. When I am on stage I feel nervous but exhilarated.”

Varun Govil, aged 18 and also from ACS Egham, has played the drums since he was nine and the bass guitar since the age of 13. For the recital, he gave a rendition of Siegfried Fink’s ‘Solo for Percussion – 2nd and 4th Movements’.

The youngest performer on the night, Sofia Demetriades, aged nine, practices the violin for three to four hours each day. Sofia, who currently attends the Junior Guildhall of Music and Drama in London, performed Sarasate’s ‘Zapeteado’ at the concert.

Juliette Roos, who reached the string finals at BBC Young Musician of the Year and is at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, performed Wagner’s ‘Albumblatt’ and Wieniawaski’s ‘Fantasie Brilliante’ from Faust.

Irina Walters, ACS Egham’s Head of Music and organiser of the Young Inspirations concert, concluded:

“The Young Inspirations concert is a highly-anticipated event in the school calendar as it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the talent of many of our hard-working musicians. Sharing and seeing the high calibre performances of our musicians is a true inspiration for students and teachers alike.”

Published: January 12 2018

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