Nicola Benedetti & Friends
Tuesday 4 March saw the fifth of our alumni celebrity concerts with which we are celebrating The Yehudi Menuhin School’s 50th Anniversary.
Pavel Steidl visits
Celebrated Czech guitar maestro Pavel Steidl called in at the School today to give classes to the five YMS guitar students. As well as YMS guitar professor Richard Wright, the class was joined by alumni Tom Ellis and Laura Snowden (now assistant guitar t…
Welcome to Yang Yang
We were delighted to welcome to School Yang Yang Cai (pictured above with Director of Music Malcolm Singer), winner of the junior section of the Young Pianists Foundation competition in Amsterdam. Some of you may remember that the School provided the orch…
Cadogan Hall Trip
The customary 'station shot' - this time in brilliant evening sunshine - as the Headmaster and Mrs Hillier took a trip to the Cadogan Hall to hear YMS cello professor Thomas Carroll performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with the Orpheus Sinfonia, conducted b…
It was our great privilege to welcome to the School two great musicians on the same day, Musical Patron Heinrich Schiff and YMS alumnus Garfield Jackson.
This was the third occasion on which Heinrich Schiff has come to teach our pupils, but the first t…
Tempest goes down a storm
In his brave new adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, where the power plays came from the girls and the Goth, Simon Larter-Evans marooned us on a strange island – our own school – and gave us stuff to dream on. He cut a many-facetted gem from Shakespe…
Hunting down the Easter Eggs
As usual, the final week of term saw the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It seems that there is nothing like chocolate to motivate students to run at full pelt around the school grounds! Pictured above are some of the D group pupils with their booty. Many than…
A Band of Basses
Jan Alm, principal double bass player from the National Orchestra of Goteborg, and composer Gareth Wood attended a lunchtime concert to hear Gareth’s composition for six double basses.
The piece was written for the winter Bass Club course and premiered…