Top Marks for Top Musicians


Talented musicians and key performers in the RGS musical programme have achieved outstanding A Level results this year.

Eleanor M gained 4 A*s and has been awarded a prestigious choral scholarship to Queen’s College, Cambridge where she will be reading Classics. She is a harpist in the National Youth Orchestra, plays piano and cello and sings in the renowned Rodolfus Choir.

Eleanor said,

I got everything I wanted but didn’t have to sacrifice my extra-curricular activities. Music helped me a lot. I am really happy! I have just been on a National Youth Orchestra course and performed on national TV as part of the Proms. What a great opportunity to be a part of a bigger programme helping improve accessibility to the arts. I am passionate to help further with this.

RGS Symphony Orchestra leader, Anna A, will be heading to Cambridge, having gained an A* and 2 As. She is a grade 8 violinist and singer and performed a violin solo at RGS in Concert at Cadogan Hall, London earlier this year.

Grade 8 trumpeter and piano player, Milo Stephens achieved 4 A* grades and will be heading to Durham in October. During his time at RGS, Milo has been a key soloist and ensemble performer of classical, jazz and pop.

Milo said,

RGS provided fantastic musical opportunities. I met so many amazing people. Music was a great stress reliever and provided me with a good sense of balance helping me achieve these grades. It’s brilliant!

Milo will be joined at Durham by Goya Verity who achieved 2 A*s and an A. Goya was awarded the ABRSM diploma with merit in singing and performed as a vocal soloist at RGS’s concert at St John’s Smith Square, London and on tour in Italy. She has also featured in many of the school’s music and drama productions.

Grade 8 cellist and trumpeter, Yasmin H will be heading to Imperial College having gained an A* and 3 As. Yasmin was a key member of innumerable music ensembles and performed part of the Elgar cello concerto with the school orchestra at Cadogan Hall, London this year.

Camille D B, gained an A* and 2 As and will be studying medicine at Birmingham. A talented musician, Camille has grade 8 in singing and piano and was one of the soloists at Cadogan Hall in London this year.

Head of Music, Toby Carden said,

We have all been delighted with these students’ stunning musical successes, testament to their commitment and dedication throughout their time at RGS, and it is wonderful to be able to congratulate them on outstanding A Level results now.

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