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Music sensation Niamh Cook gains Distinction after superb Violin grading

Music sensation Niamh Cook gains Distinction after superb Violin grading

Niamh Cook

Another of Rydal Penrhos’ extraordinary musical talents is celebrating after achieving another notable grading success.

Niamh Cook, a Year 9 pupil at the school, produced another immensely polished performance to come away with a Distinction from her Grade Two Violin examination, which was administered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

The 14-year-old gained a superb 137 out of a possible 150 marks, and has already begun working hard in the hope of further recognition at Grade Three level.

This is the latest in a series of accolades the multi-talented pupil has secured in a short space of time, with Niamh gaining a Distinction in her Grade Eight piano exam earlier this year, scoring an incredible 130 for her efforts.

She was also the recipient of a special grant from the Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust, which was set up in 1975 at the request of the former MP and GP’s will, with young people under the age of 19 from the Colwyn area invited to apply.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “What Niamh continues to achieve is a testament to her passion to her craft, and she works incredible hard to nurture her incredible gift.

“There is simply no limits as to what she can achieve in the future if her progression continues, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is extremely excited for what the future holds for one of the many music stars we have at the school.”

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