Many congratulations to Upper Sixth student Ed Warner on his magnificent recital at Steinway Hall, London last Friday.

This recital completed Ed’s Trinity-Steinway Scholarship and was a culmination of a year of preparation and playing development, which saw him attend lessons and masterclasses at the Royal College of Music and give recitals in Venice and Poland.

Ed has been outstanding throughout the year, his development has been quite extraordinary; he now plays with such precision yet with a vast tonal palette as demonstrated in his recital on Friday.

Mr Evans, Head of Piano, said, “It was a real pleasure listening to him and we are very proud of his achievements this year. We wish him every success for the future.”

Ed has reflected on his experience of being a Trinity-Steinway Scholar, he says, “I feel incredibly honoured to have been the 2021-2022 Trinity-Steinway Scholar, as it has given me phenomenal opportunities throughout the year. These include lessons with Professor Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music, a 10-day masterclass course in Legnica, Poland, a week-long chamber music tour to Venice and of course the truly unforgettable experience of playing at Steinway Hall last week to round off.

“I feel that I have learned and developed as a musician an enormous amount from these events. I understand how to approach playing in, and preparing for, high pressure environments. I have had direct experience of what life is like as a travelling musician. I have also had to learn to correctly evaluate how I am playing and practising. This is important to help me clarify my thought processes and ensure that I am constantly trying to improve and further my dexterity and expertise.

“Looking ahead, I am currently in the audition period for conservatoire. Everything I have done as a result of being awarded the scholarship has given me a huge boost in confidence for these auditions. I am incredibly excited to see what the future will bring.”

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