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Gifted trio celebrate Music Grading success

Gifted trio celebrate Music Grading success

A host of gifted musicians at Rydal Penrhos are celebrating after picking up notable grading successes.

The talented trio all came through their examinations from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music with flying colours, and are now busy working hard to complete the next stage of the process.

Lower Sixth pupil Sara Owen kicked-off the triumphs by passing her Grade Six Piano exam with an impressive merit.

There was further cause for celebration in the form of Niamh Cook, who added to her recent list of accolades by gaining a superb Distinction in her Grade Six Clarinet exam, gaining 130 out of a possible 150 marks to achieve the honour.

The Year 9 pupil will be sitting her Grade Two Violin test in either June or July.

Rounding off the Rydal Penrhos success was 13-year-old Nicholas Riding, who secured a merit in his Grade Five Piano exam and fell just four points short of a Distinction.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “Congratulations to all three on their superb achievements, which is a testament to how hard they have worked in recent weeks.

“Preparing for the grading takes a lot of work and the exam itself can be very daunting, but all of them dealt with the pressure extremely well and I am delighted with the results.”


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