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Thursday 7 November 2019

Leighton's 'Sacred Choral Works' recorded with the Choir and Choristers of St Mary's Cathedral

A new recording of Kenneth Leighton's sacred choral works, recorded with the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, directed by Duncan Ferguson, is to be released on 29th November. 

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Monday 4 November 2019

Success for pupils in first round of BBC Young Musician of the Year

Sofia (accordion) and Shakira(cello) are succesfully through to the next round of  BBC Young Musician of the Year 2020. 

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Sunday 3 November 2019

St Mary’s Music School showcase specialist music education in Kuala Lumpur

Headteacher Dr. Kenneth Taylor and Assistant Director of Music, John Cameron,  were invited to present and give masterclasses at the inaugural conference 'Music for the 21st Century', held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Thursday 31 October 2019

Pupils selected for National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 2020

Four pupils have been awarded places in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain this year.

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Monday 28 October 2019

Partnership with Scottish Chamber Orchestra expands

Following the success of the first String Academy held in partnership with Scottish Chamber Orchestra earlier in the year, we launched the second series at the end of October.

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Monday 21 October 2019

Paul Stubbings delights audiences in St Petersburg

Renowned organist Paul Stubbings, who is also Director of Music at St Mary's Music School, played to full audiences in Russia towards the end of October as part of the annual St Petersburg festival of Russian music and poetry. 

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Friday 11 October 2019

Head of Jazz adds new role at Leeds College of Music

We're delighted that Andrew Robb, Head of Jazz at St Mary's Music School, will also be teaching at Leeds College of Music. 

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Monday 16 September 2019

Sofia wins first prize in International Accordion Competition

S6 pupil Sofia Ros Gonzales wins 1st Prize in the 16th International  Accordion Competition of San Vincenzo la Costa. 

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Friday 6 September 2019

Pupil Ben makes debut in West Side Story

In August this year, St Mary’s Music School pupil Ben Giblin performed in West Side Story, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardner, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2019. 

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Monday 11 February 2019

Winner of Lord Clyde Concerto Competition Announced

After superb performances by 18 students, the prestigious Lord Clyde Memorial Prize Concerto Competition drew to a close on Friday.

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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Francois Leleux Masterclass

World renowned oboist and conductor, François Leleux captivated pupils and guests with a two hour masterclass. 

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Thursday 24 January 2019

A superb start to the Spring term

The Spring term began with two high profile performances - one at Scottish Parliament and the other at St Andrew's and St George's in Edinbugh. 

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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