Hitchin school student wins four music awards in 24 hours

Max Guida, aged nine, played solo piano pieces, from memory

Max Guida, aged nine, played solo piano pieces, from memory - Credit: Archant

A student has won four music cups in the space of 24 hours.

Max Guida, who attends Kingshott School in Hitchin, won the awards at Bedford Music Festival.

The nine-year-old from Stevenage played solo piano pieces from memory, in the following categories: 20th Century, Baroque, Classical and Own Choice classes.

As a result of his high scores, Max was invited to play in the festival’s high achievers concert at Bedford Corn Exchange.

Max has since won a further two trophies at Kingshott School’s own piano competition adjudicated by international concert pianist Kathron Sturrock, who also gave a recital to students at the school in Stevenage Road.

In addition to the piano, Max plays the cello and is a member of the Kingshott Chamber Choir which will go on tour at the end of the summer term.

Max’s piano teacher, Alison Eales, who is also director of music at Kingshott said: “We are very proud of Max who is proving to be a very fine and talented young musician.”

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