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Music Students Perform Charity Concert

24 April 2017

Claret String Quartet from Cardiff University School of Music
The Claret String Quartet from the School of Music

Students at Cardiff’s Pentrebane Primary were recently treated to an interactive concert from four students from the School of Music.

Elin, Emma, Joanna and Thomas, who perform together as The Claret String Quartet, visited the school in collaboration with children's charity Making Music as part of their 'Feel Good Fridays' project.

During the concert, the young pupils of Pentrebane Primary learned about string instruments, techniques of playing, and the roles of the instruments within a string quartet. The concert finished with a performance of a variety of music ranging from Mozart and Shostakovich to West Side Story and Daft Punk.

Speaking of their visit, the quartet said “We thoroughly enjoy this kind of voluntary work, it’s rewarding and we had great fun. Our highlight was our rendition of the song ‘Let it Go’, accompanied by the children. We’re grateful to Making Music for giving us a platform to host this kind of event and an opportunity to perform."

Making Music, a Cardiff-based charity, aims to teach young children about music in a fun way. Their events celebrate the self-discipline and confidence associated with musical performance.

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