Ben Terry awarded Honours for Music - St Andrew's College

Ben Terry awarded Honours for Music

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Ben Terry awarded Honours for Music

Congratulations to Ben Terry who has been awarded Honours for Music.
Ben was invited to join the cello section of the St Andrew’s College and DSG String Orchestra when he was only in Grade 6 at St Andrew’s Prep and was subsequently awarded the Music Scholarship to St Andrew’s College in Grade 8.
During his five years at College, Ben established himself as a consummate musician and often performed at Senior Open Concerts, Assemblies, in the Chapel, at OA Tide, the Easter Cantata, and at Speech Day.
In 2019 and 2020 he auditioned, and was selected, to attend the Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival which is a national event. In June this year he participated in the International Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival – an intense 10-day journey of orchestral and chamber music. This culminated in a symphony orchestra performance open to the public held in the prestigious Endler Hall at the Stellenbosch University.
Earlier this year, Ben was chosen to perform at the Gala concert of the College and DSG Youth Music Festival and during John Axe Arts week he took part in a lunch hour concert, giving a superb performance, with Cornelia Rocher, of a suite of very demanding duets for cello and viola.
In June he received a Distinction for his Grade 8 Trinity Cello examination – a remarkable achievement.
On 25 September, Ben performed the first movement of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the combined Nelson Mandela University and Rhodes Symphony Orchestra at the Monument to great acclaim. This monumental work in the cello repertoire requires passion, musical maturity, a warm, rich tone, and a flawless technique.
His performance was sublime.
He is an exceptional cellist who has been a true inspiration to his fellow musicians. He is a most worthy recipient of Music Honours.