The School’s aim is to enable its graduating pupils to study with the teacher of their choice, whether that be in one of the UK music colleges or at a conservatoire overseas. Over the last five years, pupils have gained places at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the New England Conservatory in Boston, Musikhochschulen in Hamburg, Hannover, Lübeck, and Munich, as well as the Haut École de Musique, Lausanne, the Royal Conservatoire at The Hague, and the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga.
After more than 50 years, the School now has an extensive list of illustrious former pupils who are involved in the music profession. These include the violinists Tasmin Little, Nigel Kennedy, Nicola Benedetti and Alina Ibragimova, cellists Colin Carr and Paul Watkins, pianists Melvyn Tan, Kathryn Stott and Paul Coker, and many other past pupils who perform in eminent chamber ensembles, orchestras and as soloists around the world.
We always enjoy hearing from our alumni and keep in close contact with them. Many have returned to give concerts in The Menuhin Hall, and we have held two very successful Alumni Reunions, the first in 2014 and then again in 2016.