The Convent is now the first state funded school in the country to become a Steinway School. A group of our finest musicians together with staff attended a workshop at the prestigious Steinway Studios near to Bond Street in July where we were met by the world famous concert pianist Philip Fowke. We were treated to an amazing performance of well- known music played by Philip as he shared his expertise in how to select a concert grand piano, what to look and listen for, how it should sound and which piano would be the most suitable for our school. After much deliberation and careful consideration we voted on Piano number 3. Philip thought this was an excellent choice! The piano was then purchased by our very generous Governing Body and is now situated in its new home in our school hall.