Multiple music awards for Glenalmond

After a seven year restructuring and investment programme within Glenalmond College’s Music Department – witnessing  the introduction of many new teachers and instruments - the school was thrilled to win multiple awards in many musical disciplines at this year’s tough, three week long Perform in Perth competition.


At the final on Saturday 19 March Robert B on French horn was awarded the Premier Trophy (overall champion) for being the outstanding competitor from the winners of the Open Solo Instrumental classes. Robert was judged on his performance of ‘Hunter’s Moon’ by Vinter.

Together with this accolade, Robert also achieved the Thomas H. Stewart Memorial Award for attaining the highest mark in all Open and Advanced Brass Classes.

Glenalmond’s Director of Music, Dr Tim Ridley said: “These guys work their socks off throughout the year. We have enhanced musical choice across the board at Glenalmond College and are delighted with these results. Perform in Perth is a vital part of our musician’s musical training and we are absolutely thrilled with all of these achievements. Robert B has gained a place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Angus P has won a place at Cambridge to study music.”

Glenalmond won an impressive additional twenty-one classes in a huge variety of instrumental and oral disciplines. 

  • Alexander W was awarded the McFatridge Rose Bowl for attaining the highest mark in all Open and Advanced Piano Classes
  • Katie B was awarded the Joan & Stewart Tennant Quaich, judged to be the best individual competitor in all under 18 Vocal Classes
  • Alex C won the Advanced Euphonium
  • Edward H won the Novice Bagpipes, under 13
  • Angus P & Alexander W won the Advanced Piano Duet
  • Alexander W won the Open Piano, Open Piano Recital (The Cairncross Brothers Trophy) and Advanced Organ classes
  • Ellie R won the Elena Cobb Intermediate Jazz Piano Star Prize, as well as the Advanced Treble Recorder, Advanced Descant Recorder and Intermediate Organ (the Con Brio Organ Award) classes
  • Angus P won the Open Oboe
  • Angus G won the Open Trombone
  • Conrad I, Robert B and Alexander W won the Open Chamber Music
  • Emily J, Katie B, Molly R, Robert B and Alexander W won the Open Vocal Ensemble
  • Katie B won the Girls Solo Vocal, aged 14-15, (The Christine Donaghy Cup), the Boys & Girls Solo Vocal 'Songs from the Shows', aged 14-15 and the Boys & Girls Opera or Oratorio Vocal Solo, aged 14-15
  • Robert B won the Boys Vocal Solo, aged 15-17
  • Katie B & Emily J won the Vocal Duet, aged 14-17


Title: Local winners Robert B, Ellie R, A M-C and Angus G playing their winning instruments in Front Quad at Glenalmond College

Perform in Perth winners two 





 Perform in Perth winners one


Title:  winners  Ellie R, Robert B, Angus G & A M-C  playing their winning instruments in Front Quad at Glenalmond College, Perth