Date published: Thu 7 Jun 2018
Author: S. Lawson
Category: Performing Arts
The Guildhall School this week announced the results of the Junior Guildhall’s most prestigious award, the Lutine Prize, and we are proud to say that Whitgift students represented four of the six finalists.
The competition, which showcases young talent, has been running since 1982 and is Junior Guildhall’s equivalent of the senior school’s annual Gold Medal competition. Having been successful in the preliminaries, six finalists in total got through to the final round, where they were required to perform a 20 minute solo recital. Previous winners of the Lutine Prize have gone on to enjoy professional music careers, including Thomas Postner and Annabel Thwaite.
It was a privilege to have such a high proportion of Whitgift students make it through to the finals, and we congratulate all the Year 12 musicians: Alex Ciulin on the cello, violinists Krystof Kohout and Luka Perazic, and Marian Bozhidarov who played the clarinet and was awarded second place.