Sophie wins scholarship to Royal Academy of Music


Sophie Oliver, Deputy Head Girl and Music Scholar, has won a prestigious scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she will be studying with internationally acclaimed cellist Josephine Knight. All four of the music schools to which Sophie applied offered the accomplished cellist a place and she also received the offer of a scholarship from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Last week, Sophie won the Bromley Youth Music Trust’s coveted Rotary Trotman Trophy.  Over 100 participants entered for this prestigious competition with eight selected to go through to the final. The adjudicator on the night was Murray McLachlan, concert pianist and Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music.  Mr McLachlan described Sophie’s performance of Barber’s Cello Sonata as ‘Wonderful, imaginative and vibrant music making.’

You can hear Sophie play at her charity recital in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Bromley High School on Thursday, 22 February at 4:30 pm in the Recital Room (M1)