Talented Teen Wins Ealing Festival of Music

Rhys Concessao beat older and more experience musicians  with Beethoven's First

Rhys Concessao


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A talented 13-year-old has beaten stiff competition to win the Concerto Final of the 2017 Ealing Festival of Music.

The winning pianist, Rhys Concessao, played Beethoven's First Piano Concerto in the contest, which was judged by Peter Nall, leader of Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Professor Dona Lee Croft and piano adjudicator Graeme Humphrey.

( Rhys Concessao and Graeme Humphrey)

In addition to a monetary award, Rhys now has the pportunity to play a concerto with Ealing Symphony Orchestra next season. 

Rhys studies piano at the Purcell School and is also a Sir Elton John Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Ealing Festival, in its 70th year is an annual competitive event for performers of all ages, from 5-year-olds appearing on stage for the first time to gifted performers from conservatoires and colleges about to embark on a professional career.

It takes place during April and May at a range of venues in the London Borough of Ealing.

A registered charity, Ealing Festival is one of over 300 UK festivals affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech. 

The Festival receives no government or local authority funding and is run entirely by volunteers.



1st June 2017

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