Student Pianist Success

Published on 18th Nov 2019 in Music | School News | Year 8 News

Krish Desha-Beerachee, Year 8 student, performed at the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Piano Festival  which took place at Christchurch, Ilkley from 15th-17th October, where he was also invited to perform at the final concert on the 18th October.

Krish participated in five categories. He won Piano Solo (Year 10 and under), Piano Duet (Year 10 and under) and Piano Solo – Jazz piece (18 years and under). He also came 2nd place in his other two categories!

He was presented the ‘duet award’ at the final concert and also  awarded the’ Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Bursary of £300′. He was lucky enough to receive his prize from none other than Dame  Fanny Waterman. Dame Waterman will be 100 years old next March and she is a renowned pianist and founder of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. Huge congratulations to Krish on his musical achievements!

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