Cultural Awards – Grade 8-11 Prize Giving Ceremonies 2017

Congratulations to the following girls who received the following special Cultural Awards at the 2017 Grade 8-11 Prize Giving

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Noteworthy trends in music performance…

On November 12 Nathan Lewis, accomplished and talented piano teacher in the Music Department of Wynberg Girls’ High,  was invited to attend a private and extraordinarily insightful talk by Ukrainian born pianist, Valentina Evgenievna Lisitsa.  She is a highly respected virtuoso who has revolutionised the relationship between social media and Art music. In attendance were numerous, respected, […]

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Musicians Make Magic

On Thursday the 26 October, Ms. Franke held her annual music concert in which all of her pupils performed. There was a line up of fifteen musicians, with instruments varying from the recorder to the flute to the piano and, although some of the students had completed their final music exam earlier that week, most […]

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? Carin Donson receives full bursary to attend SANYO summer course

Carin Donson was recently accepted for the South African National Youth Orchestra’s summer course from the 7th to the 17th of December 2017.  Just yesterday, we heard that not only was she accepted, but that she had been given a full bursary to attend the course. The South African National Youth Orchestra describes itself as “the […]

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Silver Medal for Sonja Stock in the Kaapse Afrikaanse Eisteddfod

We were delighted to hear that Sonja Stock has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Kaapse Afrikaanse Eisteddfod for Senior Piano 17 years and older. She was also invited to receive this medal at their Prestige Concert on 13 October. The Prestige evening contains a short program of high quality performances. It’s also when the winners receive their medals. […]

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? Lauren McDonald amongst those to be selected to perform in Hansgeorg Schmeiser’s final concert

For the past 6 years renowned flautist and teacher Hansgeorg Schmeiser from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (UMPA) has been giving masterclasses at the University of Cape Town. Past pupil, Lauren McDonald, currently being taught by the top South African flautist, Liesl Stoltz, was delighted to be amongst those chosen to play […]

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? ? All above 80% in their Trinity Exams!

Recently four of our students -Anelisa Mahlungulu, Kezra Cairns, Bella Draper and Emma Martin performed their Grade 6 Trinity Singing Examinations. We have just received their results. While all obtained above 80% for the exam, we were delighted to hear that Anelisa Mahlungulu obtained a distinction (89%) for her performance. We congratulate all on this very […]

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Concert Moments: achingly beautiful performances from our matrics …

In the wintery, wet and windy darkness our Matric Music students donned their Matric dance dresses to create a magical evening for a select audience in the new (and partially) refurbished Music Room. The temptation on evenings like this for some may be to stay at home, but what an opportunity would have been missed! […]

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? It’s Eisteddfod time – and there are some noteworthy results!

Our Music Department has been particularly active since the beginning of the term, and our vocalists, in particular, have been participating in the prestigious Tygerberg International Eisteddfod.  Our vocalists have excelled in this competition achieving marks ranging from Honours to Highest Honours. An honours award is given to any singer obtaining above 80%; High Honours […]

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We’re not stringing you along…

Micaela Arries can take a bow! This Grade 9 student, who played her Grade 7 Violin Trinity Exam at the beginning of the year, recently received her results. Obtaining a very satisfactory 93%, we think that some well deserved praise is due.  

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