Aimi (Exeter, Year 11) recently took the piano exam for her ATCL (Associate of the Trinity College of London) Piano Diploma and we are delighted to announce that she not only passed – but achieved the rare Distinction classification.
The Trinity College Performance Diplomas are the most advanced performance awards offered by the College. They follow from the Grade and Certificate exams and take musicians up to a professional standard of performance and musical understanding. The Associate diploma is equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. To our knowledge, Aimi is the first student in Aiglon’s history to have achieved such a distinction.
Following this tremendous result, we were pleased to be able to arrange a ‘Masterclass’ for Aimi with world renowned pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet who is a principle recording artist for the Chandos label. His recordings have received several Gramophone Awards, and numerous other awards, including the BBC Music Magazine Award, the Choc de la Musique and the Diapason d'Or. During the masterclass, Jean-Efflam worked with Aimi on pieces by Ravel, Debussy and Beethoven and we look forward to a future performance from Aimi demonstrating these pieces.