The Harpenden Musicale asked Guy Johnston to find a soloist to play Bruch’s Kol Nidrei. From numerous entries, Becky was one of 10 cellists to be chosen to take part.
In May, Becky played in the first round, performing the 1st movement of Kabalevsky’s 2nd cello concerto and Bloch’s Jewish Song and was selected as one of the top 3 performers to go through to the final round.
The final round was held in June at the Royal Academy of Music in London where all three finalists played the Kol Nidrei. Guy then held an open masterclass where he noted that Becky’s performance was memorable. He also commended her on a strong technique, fantastic range of vibrato colour and for conveying an impressive range of emotions.
Even though she wasn’t selected, Becky should feel proud of her achievement.