Canberra String Festival

Radford students performed with aplomb at the annual Canberra String Festival

Radford students performed with aplomb at the annual Canberra String Festival

By Kirsten Knight, Director of Strings

The annual Canberra String Festival was held on the weekend of 3–4 June at the Wesley Music Centre. Radford was well represented with 24 of our students performing in non-competitive sections and six in competitive sections. The student all performed with confidence based on their excellent preparation for the event.

Special mention needs to be made of the achievements of two Year 9 students in their highly competitive sections. Monahan Hazlehurst was thoroughly deserving of his award of second place in the AMEB Grade 5 section for the musicality of his performance of Jules Massenet's Meditation from Thaïs. Bernice Chua gave a delightfully controlled and expressive performance of the Second Movement from the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major and was awarded second place in the AMEB Grade 8 section.

The other students who performed in the festival were: Beth Armstrong, Monica Cao, Brian Chen, Yosef Chua, Jack Dimond, Max Dimond, Om Garg, Jake Smith Gibson, Siena Graham, Sascha Hiew, Jakson Kang, Molly Lilley, Thomas Lin, Laura McNamara, Stirling Musgrove, Aimee Newton, Elliott Newton, Priyanka Ramkumar, Jemima Sayers, Olivia Steenbeek, Matilda Sullings, Daniel Tran, Pranav Vallurupalli, Anneke van der Vyver, Sam Wilson and Nadia Yao. Well done

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