A pianist of distinction

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Congratulations to Suen Yee Walker who, on the day after graduating
from Campbeltown Grammar School, passed the diploma examination –
Associate of the Royal Schools of Music (ARSM) with distinction on
piano.

For her required performance, which lasted half an hour, Suen Yee
performed Mozart’s Sonata in B flat K570, Schubert’s Impromptu in G flat
and the Concert Study in E flat by Lennox Berkeley.

Suen Yee started learning the piano with David McEwan when she was eight years old, working her way through the ABRSM grades (two to eight) and finally the ARSM diploma. She also started learning to play the horn with Campbeltown Brass at the age of eight, moving on to the baritone and finally the euphonium. She also plays the cello.

Suen Yee said: ‘I have been offered a place at St Andrews University to study medicine in September. Although I am not pursuing a career in music, it shall always play an important part in my life. I would like to continue to play the piano and to carry on teaching piano, as I enjoy both playing and working with people.

‘I spent nearly two years working on the diploma, it was definitely more challenging than Grade 8 and I had to do a lot more practicing than I did in the past, but it was a good experience.

‘Finally I would like to thank Mr McEwan for his support and encouragement throughout the years.’