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Niamh scoops Robert Smith Prize for Best Solo Performance

Niamh scoops Robert Smith Prize for Best Solo Performance

A gifted musician at Rydal Penrhos has been acknowledged for her sterling contribution throughout the academic year with a special award.

Niamh Cook, a Year 11 pupil at the school, was presented with the Robert Smith Prize for Best Solo Performance at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Speech Day celebration prior to the summer break.

The Middle School pupil has played a leading role for the department and has developed a considerable amount across a number of different instruments under the expert guidance of Pete Williams, the school’s Director of Music.

This has resulted in a series of exceptional performances on the Clarinet and Piano during significant events such as the Christmas Concert and Prize Giving, with Niamh also lending her expertise to inter-house Music competitions with great success.

She also managed to secure a Distinction from her Grade 8 piano exam administered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music to further enhance her overall influence within the provision.

Mr Williams, said: “Niamh is a multi-talented individual that not only possesses an incredible natural gift, but also works tremendously hard on improving her craft on a daily basis here at Rydal Penrhos.

“She is an absolute joy to work with thanks to her willingness to listen and just how effortless she picks up all things relating to music and musical theory, so I can think of nobody more deserving of the Robert Smith Prize for Best Solo Performance.”

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