25th February 2017 – GCSE Recording!

We were delighted to give one of our pupils the opportunity to record her GCSE Music Ensemble Performance.

Having previously spoken to her school music teacher about the quartet she plays with at CMA, both thought it a great idea to utilise the strong musical relationship the group had already formed. She approached us with the idea and the rep she wanted to play, Borodin String Quartet, and we were more than happy to help! She had already had a few coached sessions on the Borodin with CMA last year and loved the piece.

After a month of private practise, the quartet came together on the 25th Feb to be coached by the head of the CMA Charles Sewart and esteemed cellist Steve Orton before using the acoustics of The Purcell School’s main hall to record the piece. It was great to give her the opportunity to record a piece with musicians of a similar standard – we wish you all the best of luck, it sounded beautiful!