Tuesday, 18 October saw the return of the Piano Competition, adjudicated by Gareth Owen, Head of Piano at Eton College. The preliminary heats took place the previous week with a record number of entries, particularly in the junior category. The competition itself included 6 competitors in each of the junior and senior categories with Chopin proving to be the composer of choice by both of the winners, whose photo is below:
Junior category: Daniel Lim (11KO) Waltz in A Minor Chopin
Senior category: Maxi Purewal (12MH) Etude in E Op.10 No.3 Chopin
All the pianists were highly commended on their performances and received invaluable feedback from Gareth Owen. Special thanks go to James Dalgleish (Head of Piano at Tiffin School) for helping the Music Department organise the competition and to Tiffin Music staff, Matthew O’Malley and Simon Ferris, for auditioning all the applicants.