MUSIC AT PETER SYMONDS

Music StudentsThere are currently 110 students studying music A level at Peter Symonds. Music students receive free tuition on their main instrument or voice, and have the opportunity to perform in a variety of bands, orchestras and choirs in a wide range of concerts.

A level results are excellent, with students consistently achieving high grades (A or B) far above the national average. BTEC Music Technology is also offered. Progression to conservatoires and universities is outstanding.

The Music Department is situated in beautiful grounds on the college site in a three-storey Victorian house. Facilities include practice rooms, computer rooms for composition with Sibelius 8 and three recording studios, as well as the Recital Room and more practice rooms in College Centre.

The department also runs the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. Students on this course receive additional coaching, including free tuition on both their first and second study instruments, and many
solo and chamber performance opportunities. You are invited to attend our HSMC Open Evening Presentation at 6.30pm on Monday 16 October 2017.

The next auditions for entry to this course take place in January 2018.

Upcoming Events

The department offers many opportunities for students to improve their performing skills, and the lunchtime recital series continues this year, with the focus on classical repertoire on Wednesdays and contemporary music on Thursdays.

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Winchester Festival - Lunchtime Recital - Piano Quintet

£7/ £5 students

1.00pm St Lawrence's Church, The Square, Winchester

This concert showcases the exceptional talents of the performers on the Hampshire Specialist Music course. For the fifth year, students on the HSMC bring chamber repertoire to the Festival, including Schumann's exhuberant piano quintet, regarded as one of the composer's most brilliant works. Arensky - Piano Trio in D minor Op.32 Schumann - Piano Quintet in Eb major Op.44 Lavender Rodriguez, Nathalie Ryan - violin Sophie Knight - viola Rachel Leigh - cello Roger Owens - piano http://winchesterfestival.co.uk/programme/12-july/ Tickets available from www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Winchester Festival - Lunchtime Recital - Matteo Lewis - Piano

£7/£5 students

1.00pm - St Lawrence's Church, The Square, Winchester

Scarlatti - Sonatas in A Kp. 208 and 209 Beethoven - Sonata in F Op. 10. No. 2 Brahms - Intermezzo Op. 118 No.2 Chopin - Waltzes Op. 64 Nos. 1-2, Waltzes Op. 69 Nos. 1-2, Fantasie Impromptu Matteo began studying piano in his native Italy and continued at Winchester College and the Junior Conservatoire of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He now studies with Roger Owens on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course at Peter Symonds College. alongside his solo repertoire, Matteo accompanies the College Choir and plays jazz piano in the College Big Band and in several smaller ensembles. http://winchesterfestival.co.uk/programme/13-july/ Tickets available from www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

  • Wednesday 12 July, 2017

    Winchester Festival - Lunchtime Recital - Piano Quintet

    £7/ £5 students

    1.00pm St Lawrence's Church, The Square, Winchester

    This concert showcases the exceptional talents of the performers on the Hampshire Specialist Music course. For the fifth year, students on the HSMC bring chamber repertoire to the Festival, including Schumann's exhuberant piano quintet, regarded as one of the composer's most brilliant works. Arensky - Piano Trio in D minor Op.32 Schumann - Piano Quintet in Eb major Op.44 Lavender Rodriguez, Nathalie Ryan - violin Sophie Knight - viola Rachel Leigh - cello Roger Owens - piano http://winchesterfestival.co.uk/programme/12-july/ Tickets available from www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

  • Thursday 13 July, 2017

    Winchester Festival - Lunchtime Recital - Matteo Lewis - Piano

    £7/£5 students

    1.00pm - St Lawrence's Church, The Square, Winchester

    Scarlatti - Sonatas in A Kp. 208 and 209 Beethoven - Sonata in F Op. 10. No. 2 Brahms - Intermezzo Op. 118 No.2 Chopin - Waltzes Op. 64 Nos. 1-2, Waltzes Op. 69 Nos. 1-2, Fantasie Impromptu Matteo began studying piano in his native Italy and continued at Winchester College and the Junior Conservatoire of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He now studies with Roger Owens on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course at Peter Symonds College. alongside his solo repertoire, Matteo accompanies the College Choir and plays jazz piano in the College Big Band and in several smaller ensembles. http://winchesterfestival.co.uk/programme/13-july/ Tickets available from www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

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