Young cellist Lauren Hele, who is studying at Trinity Laban’s Junior Trinity music school, has been awarded an ARBSM Silver Award following her distinction mark in her Grade 8 cello exam.
The ABRSM gives out only a small number of awards each year, which recognise those music students who achieve exceptionally high marks in their Grade, 6, 7 and 8 exams. Lauren receives £150 to help her further her musical studies, and a special certificate to mark the achievement.
Lauren says: “I’m extremely proud to be awarded this. During my preparation, I didn’t think I’d get a distinction, let alone an award. I hope to put the money towards a new instrument.”
Currently studying for her A-levels, Lauren is planning on taking a gap year after school to study music before auditioning for conservatoires.
Junior Trinity is a Saturday School for 3-19 year olds. In 1906, it was the first Junior Department of a UK conservatoire to open its doors to schoolchildren on Saturdays. Since then thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunities to make music as individuals and in a wide variety of small and large ensembles. From Trinity Teenies aged 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance, it is Junior Trinity’s aim to encourage a lifelong interest in music and to give our students the opportunities to develop to their maximum potential.