Congratulations go to Thomas Findlay who has been awarded the CMST Pupil of The Month Award for December 2018.

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Thomas’s teacher Jacqueline Kershaw tells us, “Tom is Principal Horn of both the  Cornwall Youth Orchestra and the Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble and has recently completed his Music College auditions”

Tom has auditioned at 4 music colleges. At each he was accepted and offered a scholarship which in itself is an amazing achievement and now leaves Tom the tough decision as to whether to attend the Royal College of Music or the Royal Academy of Music.

Jacqueline tells us that Tom is also a very talented composer. He composed a horn quartet for the 2018 Cornwall Horn Festival to much acclaim and upon Jacqueline’s request Tom produced an arrangement for the Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble and Sax Is Our Business to perform together at their Christmas concert.

“The arrangement appeared in my email inbox within 4 hours of my request and it was brilliant! Tom is such an incredible musician and thoroughly deserves to be rewarded as 'CMST Pupil of the month'” Jacqueline concluded.

Gareth Churcher, Head of Service for CMST, commented “I have had the privilege of hearing Tom play on many occasions. Tom is a fantastic musician and I am delighted he is taking an interest in composing and arranging, something I am passionate about myself and something we hope to develop more in the County.”

We wish Tom all the best with his future music making.