Pro Corda Festival

2020 Chamber Champions announced:

ALL groups who reached the Finals pulled off a stunning achievement. For this reason we wish to announce them all as “2020 Chamber Champions” Congratulations to the following school groups.

  • U19 Sherborne Girls Cantilena Trio
  • U14 City of London Free School Vivace Quartet
  • U16 Sevenoaks Stravinsky Trio
  • U16 Charterhouse School Violin Ensemble
  • U19 Queen Elizabeth School Saxophone Ensemble
  • U12 Ipswich School Lower School String Quartet
  • U12 The Perse School Year 7 Violin Quartet
  • U19 The Perse School Sixth Form Quartet
  • U16 Highgate School Schubert Piano Trio
  • U19 Highgate School Mendelssohn Piano Trio
  • U19 Nottingham High School Saxophone Quartet
  • U19 Junior Royal Academy of Music Dvorak piano Quintet
  • U12 Brighton College Flute Trio
  • U14 Brighton College Shostakovich Trio
  • U16 Brighton College Cello Quartet
  • U16 Kings College School Cheng Trio
  • U16 Wimbledon High School Flute Quartet
  • U12 Beckenham Chamber Music Group Il Trio Vivace
  • U19 Westminster School Schubert Piano Trio
  • U19 Westminster School Schubert String Quartet
  • U14 St Helen and St Katharine School Salvi Harp Trio
  • U16 Downe House Trio Sempre Giocando
Some of the amazing performers at this year's festival

On behalf of Laura, Katy and myself I’d like to say how very sorry we are that this year’s Festival didn’t quite reach the finishing post for reasons we know.

The practicalities around school closures now mean that of course it would not make sense to be rescheduling Finals arrangements (or even video recordings) into the first part of next term. So the CMF will be back in Spring 2021 with gusto!

Turning immediately to positives. It was one of the highest standard Festivals yet so ALL groups who reached the Finals pulled off a stunning achievement. For this reason we are announcing them all as “2020 Chamber Champions”.

The Founders Trophy and Director’s Shield prizes will be awarded again in 2021.

Also in 2021 we have exciting new plans for the Festival – bringing in a Foundation tier, and lots of additional schools work around the Festival to really grow it.

We all have to think now about new starts and growth, that is how we are going to get through these coming months, and I believe the role chamber music and its ethos and values will play in society as of next year when we’re getting through the worst of this will be more crucial than ever.

Thank you again for being part of what has been such a great Festival this year, and well done – all of you, and your fantastic coaches – on being this years’ Chamber Champions! Also congratulations and thanks to all participating groups in the 2020 Festival for making it the vibrant and wonderful six weeks that it has been!

Warmest wishes,

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