Sixth former, Brenna Tin, has been offered places at four leading Conservatoires to study piano. She has received scholarships from Birmingham Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in addition to being offered places from The Royal Academy of Music and The Royal Northern College of Music.
Brenna came to Cheltenham in 2013 having gained a Music Scholarship here at Dean Close. Brenna recently performed the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor at the Everyman Theatre as part of the Rotary “Last Night of the Proms” Concert in November as a result of winning the Gloucestershire Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2014, going on to compete in the National Finals of the Rotary competition in Cornwall. In March, she achieved the top award at the School’s prestigious Sherratt Competition.
Born in China in 1996, Brenna started playing the piano from the age of seven. She took lessons from Dr Wing-Chong Kam of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where, in 2012, she was enrolled in the junior music programme. During her time in Hong Kong, Brenna achieved a distinction at grade 8 piano (ABRSM) when she was 12, and passed grade 8 music theory at the age of fourteen.Mrs Sara Harris has been Brenna’s teacher since she came to Dean Close.
Helen Porter, Director of Music, says: “I am absolutely delighted that Brenna has been offered places to study at some of the finest Conservatoires in the country. She is extremely talented and is definitely someone to look out for in the future.”