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Abigail wins a place at the Royal College of Music

 Abigail Martin harpStamford High School student, Abigail Martin Y11, is set to join the Royal College of Music Junior Department in September. She will be one of only six harpists studying at one of the country’s most prestigious academies.

The Saturday schools run by the conservatoires nationwide attract the very best young performers and musicians.  Whilst there, they will develop their specialist area while also investigating a wider range of musical experiences and skills from theory and musicianship to historical study, composition and wider aural perception. As well as this they will also play in ensembles with their peers and be directed by some of the most well-known names in their specialist area.

Abigail joins a growing number of students from the Stamford Endowed Schools who have won places at Junior Conservatoires. She will join Becky Taylor Y11 already studying at The Royal College of Music, while Benedict Swindells Y10 and Annabelle Rose both study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Caitlin Harrison Y12 is the only first study composer to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior academy.

Stamford Endowed Schools’ Director of Music, Giles Turner, said: "Abigail has been working very hard at her harp playing and this is well-earned recognition for her talent. Our students who study at the Junior Conservatoires around the country gain enormous confidence as well as developing their talent from their studies and that feeds back into the music making at the schools."