Musician Case Studies
Portsmouth High School soloists who have recently performed at school concerts and events
Felicity is fifteen years old and a music scholar in Year 10.
Currently she is studying for grade VIII singing and grade IV piano; she also plays the guitar and drums. Her aim is to study music at one of the UK’s conservatoires and specialise in opera.
At PHS, she is a member of Harmony and the rock group and was a soloist on the tours to Belgium and Italy. Over the past two years Felicity has won numerous prizes in the Portsmouth Music Festival and sang in its 2016 Gala Concert, reached the Southern Final of Open Mic, was a Portsmouth Schools Music Festival winner and reached the final of Britain Does Variety. She performs at events such as charity concerts, village fairs, weddings, and on hospital radio. Felicity is also a member of Farnham Youth Choir which sang in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican last year and this April sang in Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Jia in Year 10 has played the violin and piano since age four and six, respectively.
She is currently working on her Grade VIII on both instruments. She has
entered the Portsmouth Music Festival several times and won many awards including the Gordon Cawthorne Memorial Trophy.
In the summer of 2016, she was sponsored by Portsmouth Music Festival to attend the European Youth Summer Music School and was one of the four musicians invited to attend a strings masterclass with Levon Chilingirian. She was a featured soloist on the school’s music tours to Belgium and Italy.