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Wynstones School concert: Friday, September 30

PUBLISHED: 15:55 16 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:00 20 February 2013

Wynstones School concert: Friday, September 30

Wynstones School concert: Friday, September 30

One of the most gifted young musicians in the country, Jennifer Pike, is to give a concert at Wynstones School on Friday, September 30

Wynstones School concert

One of the most gifted young musicians in the country, Jennifer Pike, is to give a concert at Wynstones School on Friday,September 30.

Jennifer is the youngest artist to have won the Young Musician of the Year Award. She took the title when she was just 12, with her performance of Mendelssohns Violin Concerto in 2002.

Jennifer Pikes success at the BBC competition led to immediate recognition, particularly in the UK, and at the age of 15 she made her BBC Proms debut. Despite frequent similar high profile performances, Jennifer has maintained a carefully balanced programme of education and development over recent years that has seen her mature steadily, growing into a wonderfully thoughtful musician and technically impressive violinist.

Public acclaim continued at the start of 2008 when Jennifer was honoured with The South Bank Show/The Times Breakthrough Award, in acknowledgement of the impact that she made throughout the arts during 2007. In 2009, she was awarded one of only three London Music Masters awards, which help support the career of exceptional young violinists and also act as an opportunity for the award holders to work with students participating in the exciting and innovative educational scheme, the Bridge Project.

Whilst Jennifer was working with world renowned conductor Martyn Brabbins, he asked if she would give a concert at Wynstones School which is very close to his heart. Martyns three children were all educated at the school and he is delighted to have been able to arrange this concert.

He says, Being a musician, what is marvellous to me about Wynstones is that every child gets singing, orchestra, choir and music lessons integral to their education. Every child is given the same nurturing care, love and affection; I love the democratic, non-selective nature of the school. Everybody participates regardless of talent or proficiency. Pupils are truly given an education for life as they achieve impressive exam results in the upper school.

The programme for the evening will include each of the school orchestras with three pieces from Jennifer including Bach, Preludio from the E major Partita (4') Bach, Ciaconna from the D minor Partita (12') Ysaye, Sarabande, 'Danse des ombres' from the Solo Sonata no. 2 (5'). The concert begins at 7.30pm, and there will be a retiring collection for Wynstones School Hall, and Waldorf One World, a charity which supports new Steiner school around the world.

Jennifer plays a Matteo Goffriller violin of 1708. It is currently made available to her by the Stradivari Trust established by Nigel Brown to raise the funds needed to secure the instrument. Please visit for information about how to contribute to the Trust. A donations box will be placed in the foyer at the concert for this fund.

The school welcomes visitors to come and enjoy the music, and there will be donation boxes at the end. Donations will be split between Wynstones School hall fund and Waldorf One World - a charity which supports establishing Steiner schools in the developing world.

Wynstones School, Church Lane, Whaddon, Gloucester, GL4 0UF, tel: 01452 429220,


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