Thirty five eager pianists participated in this year’s piano festival held on Thursday 8 March. We were fortunate to welcome Richard Stafford as our adjudicator. Richard is Director of Music at Ardingly College and an accomplished musician and educator. His comments on the performances were insightful and astute and all the performers benefited from his advice. He also gave a mini-masterclass to the intermediate level pianists, which helped them raise their standards even higher. It was wonderful to hear such an array of performances encompassing a broad range of repertoire, and all pupils should be commended for their participation. The winners were: Beginners’ Class: Sophie Ralph Developing Class: Chester Wigzell Intermediate Class: Toby McNally Advanced Class: Etiane Cheung Recital Class: Wolff Lambert Overall Junior Winner: Etiane Cheung Overall Senior Winner: Wolff Lambert Many congratulations one and all, and many thanks again to the adjudicator Mr Stafford.