A prolific composer, Gidon holds the April Darling Scholarship for the Performing Arts. He's been with us since Year 9, joining the Sixth Form in 2008 from Leckford Place School.
The summer after GCSEs: a time of release and relaxation ... a rest after the stresses of exams?
Not so for Gidon Fineman – who joined the Sixth Form in 2008. Gidon spent seven weeks of his holiday orchestrating and composing additional music for The Jungle Book.
Choosing between premieres: two musicals for which Gidon composed music opened on the same night.
Having opened in Oxford's New Theatre in the Autumn, the show went on to tour the UK. The music – an eclectic mixture with elements of pantomime, pop and musical theatre – was produced in Gidon's own home studio.
Not only this: Gidon also composed the solo cello score for A Tender Mother, which was shown at the Old Fire Station theatre, also in Oxford. Indeed, he found himself in the rare position of choosing between premieres: The Jungle Book and A Tender Mother opened on the same night.
Gidon's time at d'Overbroeck's
Gidon joined us having been a Performing Arts Scholar at Leckford Place School – and is studying AS levels in Music, English, Theatre Studies and Film Studies. His ambition: to study at a top music college and, ultimately, to work as a composer.
Whilst at d'Overbroeck's, Gidon has played a part in countless school musical and drama productions – amongst them, Little Shop of Horrors, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Grease. He's also a regular at our recitals and concerts.
Visit Gidon's website: Gidon Fineman, composer