Congratulations to Sixth Form music scholar Reuben A., who has been awarded a scholarship to study the trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music in London, following highly competitive auditions.

Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious musical institutions in the world, and accepting just a handful of talented brass players each year, this represents a major achievement.

Richard Saxel (Director of Music) said ‘Reuben has worked extremely hard to achieve this accolade; he has immersed himself in music whilst at Cranleigh, and practises relentlessly. As a RAM alumnus, I know from personal experience that he will enjoy access to the finest possible musical training; with lessons, masterclasses and coaching from world-class musicians, and he will have opportunities to develop his playing in orchestras and ensembles featuring the best young players in the country. We are thrilled for Reuben, and look forward to seeing how he develops as a musician in the next few years.’

Cranleighans will have the opportunity to hear Reuben perform the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Merriman Orchestra at the end of the Summer term.