York High: Two friends and their journey with music
Ludolph and Samuel started their music careers, respectively in 2012 and 2013. For the past 10 years, they were music pupils of the piano teacher, Greta Benadé. Their journey started in the music rooms of Holy Cross Primary.
Samuel started in 2013. His eagerness and love for music was clear early on. Together with Ludolph and a bunch of budding musicians, he worked hard at theory and every lesson was something to remember. They motivated each other in a very special way to push their marks higher and higher every year.
It was clear that, together with another student, Steven Kapp, who is now in Glenwood House, Ludolph and Samuel were influencing and promoting each other and learning from one another in a very unique way. Mentally it became a stronghold of three brilliant young musicians who were aiming higher and who were taking a bunch of other young musicians with them, year after year.
They were at the center of attention when the three of them would perform at Eisteddfods. All three made their mark at the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod and achieved high marks at the Piano Examinations.
Ludolph and Samuel started their High school careers in 2018 at York High. They both immediately became part of the culture department at York. They took music as a subject, accompanied many singers and instrumentalists and took part in York Entertains our annual talent show. They were always ready to entertain and never hesitated to tutor younger musicians at the school. These two was also awarded with the most prestigious award at York, Honours colours, which a learner receive after they received full colours in 3 areas in the school. Both was awarded full colours for: Academics, Service and Culture.
Samuel achieved the very high mark of 92% for the Unisa Piano gr 8 examination this year and was also invited to participate at the UNISA South Africa Piano Scholarship Competition which will take place in October 2022, a very special achievement.
Ludolp Pedro performed the Unisa Piano Gr 8 examination in May this year, and achieved a mark of 95%, an exceptional achievement. He was invited to take part in Pretoria at the Unisa South Africa Music Scholarship Competition in October 2022.
In the resent Young Musicians competition, they achieved the following results:
- Ludolph Pedro: Ronell van Aswegen Trophy for best Pianist, First Senior Trophy
- Samuel Leggatt: Second Senior Trophy.
These two musicians will not only be missed by York High but by their beloved music teachers Mrs Benadé, Mrs E Munroe (York High Music teacher) and the hole music community of George.