Royal Northern College of Music visit Rydal Penrhos School
16th October 2015

Budding musicians at a Colwyn Bay school had the chance to learn from a major music college during a recent visit.

Rydal Penrhos School welcomed members of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, which is regarded as one of the finest conservatoires in the world, as part of their String Focus Day on Friday, October 9.

During the day there were intermediate classes for pupils studying levels 2-5, where they learnt special techniques and methods to help improve their craft.

Staff, pupils and members of the public then descended on the Memorial Hall, where the college visitors, which consisted of two college professors and two postgraduate students gave a short concert of three pieces, before they took part in a question and answer session with the audience.



The afternoon finished with level 5-8 musicians getting an advanced masterclass from the visitors.

Head of Music John Wright, said: “It was a fantastic honour for us at Rydal Penrhos to host the Royal Northern College of Music, who are in my opinion tone of the finest establishments of its kind in the world.

“The concert was absolutely fantastic and their performances were of an incredibly high standard and it was great to see some many younger members of the school in attendance.

“I learnt a tremendous amount from their visit, as did the pupils who took part in their sessions, and I hope that their visit will be a real shot in the arm for Rydal Penrhos.

“I would like to thank the RNCM for taking the time to visit us and we look forward to hopefully hosting them again in the not-too-distant future.”

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