Peter Xie has won the Sevenoaks Young Musician Competition. He receives a cash prize and a series of concerts in Kent and a concerto appearance with the Lydian Orchestra. Peter is a scholar at the Royal College of Music and previously studied for five years at Wells Cathedral School.
Nikita Burzanitsa and Tianlang Zhou shared equal first place in the piano section of the 2017 Gregynog International Young Musician Competition. Nikita then went on to win the overall competition and receive a cash prize of £3000 and a series of concerts.
Second and third prizes in the 2017 Taunton Young Musician have gone to Tianlang Zhou and Nikita Burzanitsa. Both are pupils at Wells Cathedral School.
Ukrainian pianist Nikita Burzanitsa was awarded a special jury prize at the recently held Belcanto Competition in Italy. Nikita is studying for his A levels at Wells Cathedral School and was the youngest entrant in the competition.
Chinese pianist Tianlang Zhou has been awarded fourth prize in the Manchester International Piano Concerto Competition. The competition attracted 78 entrants from 23 countries and in the final Tianlang played Chopin’s E minor concerto with the Manchester Camerata.
Eighteen year old Brian made his debut in Wells Cathedral recently with a performance of Mendelssohn’s concerto in G minor. The WCS Symphony Orchestra was conducted by renowned Dutch maestro Jac Van Steen.
WCS pupil Sejin has won first prize in the Steinway Piano Competition which was held recently at Wellington School. Sejin is from Korea and has been a pupil at Wells since 2015. She receives a cash prize and a recital at Steinway Hall in London.
Ning Hui See recently reached the semifinal stages of the Brant International Piano Competition in Birmingham. Ning is a pupil on the M Mus course at the Royal College of Music and has won a number of international prizes in the past year.
Nikita Burzanitsa has won first prize in the piano section of the London International Music Competition. Nikita hails from the Urkraine and came to UK in September 2016 to study at WCS.
Ning Hui See, a fourth year undergradute student at the Royal College of Music has been awarded second prize at the Cesar Franck International Competition in Belgium.