Former BBC Young Musician of the Year wows Northwood College girls

On 17th January, pupils, parents and staff at Northwood College for Girls were treated to a piano recital by reknowed pianist, Lara Melda, in the Recital Hall of the school’s Performing Arts Centre. Lara won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2010 and now plays professionally.

The programme comprised pieces by Mozart, Brahms and Liszt with a Chopin encore. It was a virtuoso and passionate performance; everyone in the audience was stunned by how quickly Lara’s fingers flew over the piano keys.

It was a truly inspiring experience for everyone in the hall and it was particularly encouraging to see some of the school’s junior pupils in the audience.

Lara’s performance was in aid of Womankind, a charity transforming the lives of women and girls around the world.