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Music Prize Winners

Date Posted: 01/03/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

The annual Leschinski Music Competition for solo instrumentalists and singers recently took place at QE. This year fourteen students entered the competition and the standard was extremely high. A diverse range of pieces was performed and, as well as singing, there were performances which featured the piano, cello, clarinet, flute and organ.

The winner was first year student Amy Lee who sang ‘Si, Ma D’un Altro Amore’ from Ascanio in Alba by Mozart. At QE Amy is taking A Level Music, History and English. Not only does Amy  sing but she also plays the piano and violin to a high standard and her ambition is to go on to study at the Royal College of Music or the Guildhall.  She would love to pursue her classical singing. Miranda Sellers came second with her rendition on the cello of ‘Andante’ from Concertino No.1 by Klengel.

The Leschinski Music Competition started in 1985 with prizes being funded by W.M. Wolf in memory of his music teacher Olga Leschinski. Mrs Leschinski was a refugee in Germany from Communist Russia and was later killed by the Nazis.