21 November 2012
Trinity School, in Shirley, has become London’s first All-Steinway secondary school after a fleet of 15 Steinway pianos were delivered earlier this term. Craig Terry, Managing Director of Steinway & Sons, London, is pictured here (left) presenting the Headmaster, Mark Bishop, with a commemorative plaque.
To celebrate the arrival of its magnificent concert grand and its All-Steinway School status, Trinity’s top pianists gave a recital this Monday 19th November in the school’s Concert Hall. Said Craig Terry: 'It is wonderful for us to be involved with a school that has such a fantastic reputation in the world of music. It gives me tremendous pleasure to hear these talented young people playing so beautifully. That is what it is all about.'
The partnership has been a couple of years in the making and is set to continue over the coming months and years. The arrival of the concert grand piano in Trinity’s new concert hall now establishes it as a world-class performance venue, able to attract the best musicians from the world over.
One of the pianists for the evening, Micah Richmond (Year 11), commented enthusiastically: 'Playing on the Steinway grand was exhilarating. It is so much easier to play that any other piano! The sound is just amazing.'
Music plays a very important part in the life of Trinity school, with all new boys encouraged to sing and pupils who have never learnt an instrument offered free lessons when they start. The school choir is internationally known for performances at Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, and throughout the world. By becoming an All-Steinway school, Trinity are signalling the importance they attach to instrumental music.
You can watch a film on the arrival of the 15 pianos!