Many congratulations to last year’s Trinity-Steinway Scholar Edward Warner, who will join the Royal College of Music (RCM) in September. Upper Sixth student Ed received a full quota of offers following highly successful conservatoire auditions last term. He will follow in the footsteps of Alumni Steinway Scholar, Amiri Harewood, who is currently in his third year at the RCM.
Ed says, “I am excited to be going to the Royal College of Music to specialise in Piano performance. I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities the Trinity-Steinway Scholarship has given me, and I am looking forward to seeing what the future will hold during, and after, my studies at the RCM!”
Mr Evans, Head of Piano, says, “Ed has been a brilliant student and I am immensely proud of his achievements. The Royal College of Music is the most outstanding institution and I’m sure Ed will thrive in this environment. I very much look forward to following his career with interest.”
Ed completed his scholarship with a magnificent recital at Steinway Hall in London last November. It was a culmination of a year of intense preparation and playing development. This included lessons with Professor Vanessa Latarche, Head of Keyboard, at the RCM. Ed also attended a series of masterclasses in Poland, performed during the Trinity Piano Festival, toured Venice as a professional with other senior musicians from Trinity as well as presenting his final recital at the Steinway Hall.
Ed has previously reflected on his year, saying, “I feel I have learned 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 helps me ensure I am constantly trying to improve and further my dexterity and expertise.”
The Steinway Scholarship continues to produce the most outstanding young pianists and it is impressive to see this recognised by conservatoires nationally. We wish Ed every success for his future career.
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