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BSB Holds Music Competition

February, 2008
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BSB music competition The British School of Beijing recently held their prestigious Instrumental Music Competition, which again proved a great success.

  In total, 30 performers displayed their talents before their peers, parents and the adjudicators – two were BSB’s own Mrs. Mitford (herself a graduate in cello from the Budapest Conservatoire) and Bridget Goddard (Primary Music Specialist at YCIS).

  In the junior section, special mention was made of Clarissa Choo (violin), Cindy Lee (violin) and Hannah Brock (drum Kit). The winner was Mina Shin (cello), who performed “Give Thanks” with superior musicality and, in the words of one of the adjudicators, ‘brought a tear to my eye’ with the way she made her cello sing.

  Mina Shin is from the Republic of Korea and has been learning cello for a long time. She practices one hour each day.

  The little girl said she would continue playing cello, but her long-term dream was to become a doctor because doctors help people. “I will play cello for my patients,” she said.

  In the senior section, the competition was tough and, in a close finish, special mention was made of Kelly Kim and Gina Son (clarinet), Anisha Budzinska (flute) and Randy Zhang (vocals and guitar – performing a real crowd pleaser ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’). But the cigar went to Calvin Cheung (violin) performing ‘The Swan’ from ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Camille Saint-Saëns.

  “Well done to all the performers and my thanks to all of the staff who helped to make this evening the success it was”, said Michael McGregor, BSB Director of Music.

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