As a Catholic school, music is part of our everyday life at the Convent and we strive to achieve academic excellence in this fundamental area of the arts.
That is why we are delighted to be recognised as the first and only state funded school in England currently enrolled in the All Steinway School Initiative.
The Convent of Jesus and Mary (CJM) has made a long-term pledge to become the first state funded ‘Steinway School’. Steinway pianos until now, have only been available in England’s top fee paying schools. By entering into the All Steinway School Initiative the school is demonstrating a long-term commitment to excellence by providing music students and staff with the absolute best equipment possible for the study of music.
Music students attending the Convent now learn and play on one of three Steinway & Sons pianos, one of which is the prestigious Model D full size concert grand piano – usually reserved for the finest concert platforms in the world. CJM is now the only state school in the country to own this latest model.
The world renowned concert pianist Philip Fowke is patron of the Convent of Jesus and Mary Steinway School. He kindly assisted in our choice of Steinway model, and played at our inaugural concert.
In January this year the Convent welcomed pianist Francesca Orlando, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, who performed a programme of her favourite works. Francesca has promised to return with her duo partner to perform a selection of pieces for two pianos using our Steinway and Bechstein grand pianos.
Brent Music Service
We are also delighted to host the prestigious Brent Music Service Awards. The next of these will be the Brent Young Musician of the Year on 18th March 2020, followed by the Brent Music Service Choral concert on 19th March.