HSD Premier Quaich - the results are in!

A keenly contested competition has brought out the best in some talented HSD musicians. 

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Six pupils took to the stage of Trinity Hall to compete for the prize of best all-round senior instrumentalist (including voice), having made it through as F5 or F6 winners of the individual Open Class Music Competitions, either this year or previously. 

Magical musicianship was in evidence across instruments ranging from piano and alto saxophone to guitar and voice, as Heather Nicoll (Head of Woodwind at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) adjudicated.

In the end Fraser (Trombone) was awarded the Premier Quaich – the School’s most prestigious musical title – for his spirited, technically demanding and vibrant performance. Megan (Voice) and Hamish (Guitar) were awarded joint runner-up prizes for their impressive performances, with Cameron (Xylophone & Marimba), Zamin (Alto Saxophone) and Fiona (Piano) also playing superbly.

Dr Steuart Fothringham, said, “Congratulations to our six talented performers who competed for the Premier Quaich.

“The standard was again exceptionally high this year and we were fortunate indeed to benefit from Heather’s detailed adjudication. The pupils were expertly prepared by my colleagues in the Music Department and Heather took time to highlight how impressed she was with the very high standard she observed across all competitors.

“We are lucky indeed to have such quality and depth of musical talent in the school.”

Not pictured: Cameron