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City pupil achieves top marks for final piano exam

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CBC pupil Oscar Hsu received one of the highest scores in the country for his final piano exams with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Oscar Hsu received one of the highest scores in the country for his final piano exams with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Picture: Facebook

ST PATRICK’S CBC pupil Oscar Hsu received one of the highest scores in the country for his final piano exams with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

His music teacher is Anne Solomon.

The ABRSM regional co-ordinator in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State and Lesotho, Bridget Harrison, said Hsu achieved a high distinction for his Grade 8 piano exam through their international music exam board, placing him among the top music students in South Africa.

“He is the highest scoring candidate in the Northern Cape for the ABRSM music exams,” said Harrison.

“These exams follow a progressive route of grades from 1 – 8. Hsu has worked consistently through the grades and to achieve a distinction of this level at this, the highest grade, is excellent. It also places him amongst the top scorers in the country.”

Harrison stated that ABRSM launched digital performance grade exams in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“She added that Hsu submitted his recording of four pieces for the examination at the end of September. He also obtained a merit for his Grade 6 guitar exam.”

Harrison stated that the ABRSM was the United Kingdom’s largest music education body and the world’s leading provider of music exams.

“Over 650,000 assessments are held in more than 90 countries every year. We have thousands of music students entering across South Africa each year and to be awarded a distinction of this level is a remarkable achievement.

“The student will be invited to enter the ABRSM Global High Scorers’ Concert and stands a chance to represent South Africa.

“We only have a handful of these top students in our region.”

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