Composition success for Adèle and Zach

King’s students Adèle Bracegirdle (L6WAL) and Zach Hard Af Segerstad-Smith (4GLA) have impressed Chester Music Festival judges to win their respective Composition Classes in the 2022 competition. 

The annual festival, which has been running for more than 90 years, will take place at King’s on Saturday, May 7 but, as the Composition Classes are judged in advance of the competition,  Adèle and Zach have already been presented with their medals and certificates.  

Director of Music, Mrs Debbie Whitfield, is very proud of their success. She said: “Both Zach and Adèle worked very hard on their compositions and I am delighted that the judges were as impressed with their pieces as I was!”

Zach won first place in the Years 10 and 11 class with his piece, Flowers. The adjudicator praised Zach’s instrumentation and his good ear for layering sound. 

Adèle won first place in the 16 – 21 years class with her piece, Scherzo in C Major.

Adèle also won the trophy for best overall composition in the competition with the adjudicator praising Adèle for the playful interpretation of her title.

Congratulations to Zach and Adèle who are both looking forward to performing at Chester Music Festival on May 7, and  hoping for more medals and certificates.