In the Press

Colourstrings Music School Alumna Isabell Karlsson
just completed her tenure as leader of the National Youth Orchestra to great critical acclaim! Listen to her wonderful  solo in Strauss’ Four last songs at the BBC Proms. Congratulations to Isabell.
BBC iPlayer – BBC Proms – 2023: NYO at the Proms

Showcase Concert
On July 1st 2023 CMS Showcase Concert came from the Town House, Kingston University. This featured our choirs (Bluebird, Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Parents) CMS string quartets and Colourstrings Orchestra with soloists Nina Ribeaux and Vincent Wilson-Hodges.
Here is a link to the live recording.

Foundation of America international competition
Our amazing guitar department; Daniel Bovey and George Tarlton and their Mela guitar quartet (more info) have just won first prize at the Guitar
Foundation of America international competition in New York.
Congratulations to them: what an achievement!!!

Alumni, Isabell Karlsson is the current leader (violin) of the National Youth orchestra who just played their first concert of the season at the Barbican with 5 star reviews in The Telegraph. She was playing on David Angel’s Maggini violin , kindly loaned by the family.

Watch alumni Inez Karlsson’s recent winning performance of Tchaikovsky rococo variations for the Polar Star Prize

Index Digital – September 2022 – Music in Kent Can Change the World

The Strad – October 2019 – How Harmonics and Singing can Help to Build a Sound Technique

The Strad – February 2019 – 7 tips for giving a child their first violin lesson

Music Teacher – October 2017- PDF  or Online Link

Esta Arco – Autumn 2013

Esta Arco – Autumn 2012

The Times Newspaper – January 2011

Classical Music Magazine – Gallions Primary School

Gallions featured in ISM Music Journal November 2013

The Guardian June 2017 PDF or Online Link

The Guardian June 2017 Letters Follow Up PDF or Online Link

Finnish Music Quarterly – April 2015

The Richmond Magazine – November 2010

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