Queenswood Scholars Lily and Teyha take District festival by storm
Tuesday 23 February 2016
We are immensely proud of the achievements of two of our music scholars, Tehya Dawson (Year 7) and Lily Harwood (Year 9), who were both prizewinners at the Hatfield and DistrictMusic Festival over the weekend of February 13 and 14.
Tehya Dawson (picture courtesy of This is Local London)
Tehya won first prize in the Under 12s Violin Concerto category with her performance from memory of Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor, while Lily’s six-minute recital of Un Poco Triste by
Suk and Etude Number 26 by Mazas (unaccompanied), won the Junior Recital Class.
Lily, whose playing was described by the judges as ‘exceptional’, showing ‘impressive articulation’ and ‘mature musical
understanding’, also received a
medal for her third prize at the Watford Music Festival in the Grade 7
and 8 plus Violin Competition at the Watford Music Festival on February 20. This time her performance of Un Poco Triste earned her a disctinction.
Lily (pictured left) studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She is co-leader of
the Sinfonia orchestra there and is the leader of her quartet group. She is
proud to be a music scholar at Queenswood.
Meanwhile Tehya, who has been receiving lessons since the age of four and studied at the Guildhall School of Music from the age of eight, credits her recent success to Mr Jonathan Dobson ARAM, Queenswood’s Director of Music. She commented: ‘I enjoy the violin, it
means a lot to me. I have had a lot of support from my teachers at Queenswood
and I was really pleased to win the competition.’
Watch videos of Lily and Tehya performing at recent Queenswood concerts: