For the 40th anniversary of BBC Young Musician, we were proud to have two students in the Strings Final – Will Duerden (17) playing the double bass and Max Calver (18) playing the cello.

Max and Will travelled to the Birmingham Conservatoire to compete against three other talented young string players. Both boys performed incredibly well and we are pleased to report that Max won first place. He will move on with the other category finalists for a chance to compete in the Grand Final on 13 May, to be broadcast on BBC Four.

The entire School is extremely proud of both boys for their achievements.

If you missed the String Final on BBC Four, you can watch it on iPlayer at

09 Apr 2018