Abigail Wins Woodard Musician of the Year

13 year-old Abigail has won the overall Junior Prize at the Woodard Schools Musician of the Year competition in the prestigious venue of St John’s Smith Square, London.  Abigail gave a beautiful Debussy piano performance, a highly significant achievement.  Abigail said afterwards: “It was such an experience to play in this spectacular place. All the performers were outstanding – so winning was like jumping up and never coming down!”

Four other Ardingly pupils took part in the finals on Saturday 9th May; they were among 30 finalists drawn from a highly competitive field of students from over 40 independent and state schools nationwide which make up the Woodard Corporation.  Ardingly has a fine record of success in the competition, having won both the junior and senior prizes in the past. Director of Music, Robert Costin, said: “All the Ardingly students this year performed to the highest musical and technical standards and were a great credit to the College.”