30th March 2022

Y12 Music student triumphs in cello and piano competitions at Worthing Festival of Arts and Music

During February half term, Molly Carmell, Y12 A level Music student, competed in the Worthing Music and Arts Festival. Across 4 days she played in 5 classes on both piano and cello and also played in the junior concerto (16 and under) class, performing the 1st movement of Elgar’s cello concerto.  

 Molly Carmell

"This was my first time performing a concerto and had always been an aspiration of mine. Overall, I won 5 of my classes, including the concerto class, and therefore qualified for the final to be awarded Festival Pianist of the Year. There were 4 qualifiers with a range of ages. In the final, I played Air by Helen Hopekirk followed by Bruy—źres from Debussy’s 2nd book of Preludes. I have competed in this festival for around 12 years and have only ever become runner up once. This year I won Festival Pianist of the Year." Molly Cartmell