SSFC student wins Shropshire Concerto Competition

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College student Jacob Owen was this week announced winner of the Shropshire Concerto Competition. SSFC were proud to be represented by two students out of the four finalists. Jacob, who played the Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, was joined by James Smith playing the Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto for trombone and orchestra.

Jacob is in his first year at the college and is also very talented linguist studying French, German and Spanish alongside Music as well as learning Finnish in his spare time which is also taken up with travelling to London fortnightly for Cello lessons. His ambition is to study Music further at an international Music Conservatoire.

David Place, Head of Music at SSFC said 'seeing and hearing such talented musicians perform is always a pleasure and it was great to see how much support both Jacob and James received from other SSFC students.'  Martin Ward, Principal added 'It was a very proud moment to see students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College perform in such exalted company. Jacob gave a very mature and moving performance which wowed the audience and obviously the judge.'

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