Music: Mr Scamardella Awarded Fellowship from Royal Schools of Music
Congratulations to Bede's Deputy Director of Music who has become a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) in organ performance.
The FRSM is the highest form of performing diploma and indicates a level of professional expertise and rigorous standards.
The FRSM also indicates a level of authoritative, and persuasively communicated, performance ability in addition to artistic integrity and technical command.
Robert performed a technically and musically demanding programme consisting of Bach's towering Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, Kenneth Leighton's Et Resurrexit (Theme, Fantasy and Fugue) and Duruflé's Prélude et Fugue sur Le nom d'Alain.
Robert impressed the examining panel with his technical command and impressive communication skills as well as the ability to discuss complex musical issues with confidence.
Mr Scamardella said of the honour, "Naturally, I am delighted that I have been invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music. Preparing for such a prestigious accolade was extremely enjoyable and really stretched and pushed me to be the best that I could possible be.
"Very few musicians attempt the FRSM, simply because it is such a demanding and rigorous performing diploma. The performing standards required are certainly similar in stature to that of a Doctorate qualification: I am thrilled to be bringing as much professional expertise as possible to my teaching and wider role at Bede's."