MUSICALLY-MINDED pupils at Solihull School enjoyed musical success at the Bromsgrove Festival and Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance.
Eighteen-year-old singer Anna Higgins, from Knowle, was awarded two distinctions and an outstanding performance award having won three different categories at Dudley.
Gemma Winfield, aged 11, from Solihull, won first place in the recorder solo, and second place for the clarinet solo, and performing with 12-year-old Katharine Baker, from Dorridge, the pair won first place for the woodwind duet category.
Another day of musical success for the school saw 13-year-old pianist Ziying He win the EPTA National Competition semi-finals, which qualified her for the finals at Solihull School.
Ziying also won the junior category at the annual Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform.
Two other pianists, Clare Delaney and Kaia Berry came second in their category at the EPTA national semi-finals.
Tim Kermode, director of music at Solihull School, said: “We are delighted to have so many exceptional musicians at Solihull School, whose talent is recognised by the greater community.
“Congratulations to Anna, Gemma, Katharine, Ziying, Clare and Kaia.”
Solihull School offers music, choral and organ scholarships and instrumental awards at 11-plus, 13-plus and sixth form. All levels offer instrumental tuition for one instrument, providing pupils with a wide range of experience to a high level in chamber groups, orchestras, bands and solo performances. Scholarship pupils also receive a fee remission.