Pro-Corda: from 2009 to 2017

With the news that this year’s Chamber Music Group have become the U12 Pro-Corda National Chamber Music Champions, we wondered what had happened to our last highly achieving chamber music ensemble. Mrs Judy Coplan from the Prep School Music Department gives us an update:

“In 2009 the CPS trio consisting of Stacey Newlin (viola), Evie Coplan (cello) and Tom Highnam (piano) progressed through the stages of the competition to reach the National Final held at Westminster School in London. It’s no surprise then the all three Clayesmore Prep alumni and former music scholars are now pursuing their musical training at top London music conservatoires. Stacey is in her second year studying bassoon at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Tom is in his second year studying percussion at the Royal Academy of Music and Evie will commence her studies in cello at the Guildhall this autumn. We are very proud of them all and look forward to hearing how their musical careers develop in the future.”