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Music award with top marks

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 13, 2014

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A STUDENT from a school near Ashbourne has been awarded an ‘almost perfect’ score in her recent Grade 8 violin exam.

Ellie Palmer, 16, from Rocester and a pupil at Abbotsholme School, learnt she achieved distinction in the test, with a mark of 137, just 13 points off perfection.

She is also studying for her grade 8 piano award and is a member of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Ellie said: “I was surprised at the result, because I was really worried about my scales and pieces and had to enlist the support of a friend to help me practice.”

“I have a real passion for music so I am very pleased to get this grade.”

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