Congratulations to Oliver Pearce, Year 8 pupil at St David’s College, for winning the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Young Musician of the Year award.

Oliver Pearce, ISA Musician of the Year
Oliver Pearce

Oliver faced competition from 38 pupils from across the UK. He delivered a virtuoso performance that impressed the judges and took home the top prize.

Oliver performed a four-minute modern piece called Juli-O by the composer Mark Summer. ‘I love the musicality of the piece,’ said Oliver, who is working towards his Grade 8 cello examination.

‘I was the only cellist in my age category, I was up against lots of pianists, a violinist, and a clarinet player.

‘I’m very proud to win this award. I have been practicing the piece before I go to school and in the evenings.’

When he is older Oliver would like to be either a doctor or a solo cellist in an orchestra travelling the world.

A massive congratulations to Oliver!

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