LTCL diploma leads outstanding music exam results

Charlie Smith (Schol.Mus) has received the exciting news that he achieved a Distinction in his LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College London) performance diploma on the flute. In a forty minute recital accompanied by Head of Keyboard Benjamin Davey, which was examined in late November, Charlie performed music by C P E Bach (Hamburger Sonata in G), Georges Hüe (Fantasie) and Bohuslav Martinů (First Sonata for flute and piano).

Director of Music James Henderson commented: This is the first ever LTCL performance diploma at Sherborne. In achieving 93% (Distinction is 80%), Charlie performed to an incredibly high standard in repertoire which was demanding both technically and musically, making this a very significant accomplishment. Thanks go to his excellent accompanist and also to his outstanding flute teacher, Head of Woodwind Clare Jackson.

Successful results were also received by the several other entrants to instrumental music exams in the ABSRM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). In particular, four Music Scholars achieved particularly noteworthy outcomes: Isaac Bingley (4e) with a very high Distinction (140) in Grade 8 Guitar; William Banks (L6b) with a Distinction in Grade 8 Singing; Freddie Graham (L6c) with a Distinction in Grade 7 Piano, and George Jefferson (5e) with a Merit in Grade 7 Piano.