Pianists hold the key with St Albans Town Hall concert

YOUNG pianists Julian Trevelyan and Chantal Osindero charmed the Mayor of St Albans when they played a lunchtime recital in the Town Hall last week. Julian, 10, and Chantal, 13, played sonatas and etudes by Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart as well as Mo

YOUNG pianists Julian Trevelyan and Chantal Osindero charmed the Mayor of St Albans when they played a lunchtime recital in the Town Hall last week.

Julian, 10, and Chantal, 13, played sonatas and etudes by Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart as well as Moszkowski and Faure duets in the recital which raised �180.

The Mayor, Cllr Chris Oxley, said: "I was full of admiration for the professionalism of the two young pianists who played with such confidence and sensitivity. Their parents and indeed the whole of the city and district are proud of them."

Chantal studies piano with Kasia Borowiak at the Junior Guildhall School of Music in London with the viola as her second instrument.

She is a member of Pro Corda, the national school for young chamber music players and, over the last three years, she has won prizes at music festivals and performed concerts in London, Birmingham and St Albans.

Julian studies piano with Soula Cooper at the Mid-Herts Centre for Music and the Arts. He is a chorister with the Cathedral Choir and also plays violin and viola.

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In May he was awarded a Robert Lewin scholarship for the second year running by the charity Awards for Young Musicians.