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Free Lunchtime Concert: Trinity School Musician of the Year 2019 – Prize-Winner’s Concert

Monday 17 June 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Debussy – Estampes
Charlie Davies Piano (Winner of the Trinity School Musician of the Year 2019)

Anton Arensky – String Quartet No 1 in G
Lo String Quartet (Winners of the ‘Adrian Davies’ Chamber Music Competition 2019)
Ying Lo Violin
Ross Ah-Weng Violin
Eliott Richards Viola
William Albuquerque Cello


As the current Steinway Scholar, Charlie Davies‘ solo and ensemble playing on piano has been improving rapidly over the past year. Whether it be playing a solo lunchtime recital in the recent piano festival or continuo in a production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, he shows versatility playing across genres from the baroque opera to big band jazz. Both his ensemble and solo playing are strengthened through his other instruments, playing the french horn and percussion in various ensembles as well as being the current Head Chorister. Professionally, Charlie has sung in operas at venues from Glyndebourne to Festival d’Aix, and has sung in recordings for films such as Maleficent and San Andreas, as well as on the premiere recording of Ludford’s Missa Dominica. Although he wishes to pursue a career in engineering, Charlie wants to continue committing himself to music as a singer, pianist or orchestral player. Currently, Charlie studies piano with Richard Evans and Professor Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music, singing with Katharine Fuge, horn with Martin Grainger and orchestral percussion with Chris Nall.

Lo String Quartet have taken form in 2014, while being music scholars at Trinity School in Croydon. They have been finalists in the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Festival and performed as part of the Enescu International Chamber Music Festival 2018. They perform regularly at events in and around London and in October 2018, they had their debut in Italy, performing in a highly successful tour of six concerts in and around Venice. They are the winners of the first edition of the ‘Adrian Davies’ Chamber Music Competition 2019 and they are invited for a return to Venice, Italy, in October 2019.

We are grateful to Joshua Albuquerque for stepping in at short notice to replace Ross Ah-Weng for today’s concert so Ross can attend his GCSE Maths exam!

Trinity School is an independent day school in Croydon for boys aged 10-18 and co-educational at sixth form level, with an enviable reputation for academic excellence, wide-ranging extracurricular opportunities and outstanding pastoral care. The School has a worldwide reputation for music; its Music Department has achieved widespread recognition for the professional work of the Trinity Boys Choir, for its success in national chamber music competitions, and for the large number of former pupils who have enjoyed distinguished musical careers. The Boys Choir appears regularly at the major opera houses, at the BBC Proms, and in concerts throughout the world. The Music Department boasts 4 string orchestras at all levels, 2 symphony orchestras, 4 big bands, a great variety of chamber music ensembles, as well as numerous choirs, enjoying the use of several rehearsal halls and concert venues including a Performing Arts Theatre, a Concert Hall and a Recital Hall all equipped with full studio recording facilities. In September 2017, the Music Department opened its new home, a state of the art building ready to accommodate the latest musical projects. The school can provide an all-round musical education programme as well as a tailor-made timetable for the serious, aspiring musician, in recognition of the need for extra time required for practice and research.

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