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Music Festival

Together with British School of Bahrain, we were delighted to deliver the COBIS Music Festival from 9-11 February 2024, with both an online competition and an in-person event.

More than 140 students from 12 schools in 7 countries gathered in Bahrain for the in-person Music Festival, with a further 15 schools taking part in the online Composition competition. A huge thank you goes to Scott McBirnie, Director of Music, and Elizabeth Egan, Head of Whole School Instrumental Music, at the British School of Bahrain, and their team there, for making this event a huge success. With thanks as well to our three adjudicators: Steph Gomaa, Sue Mackenzie, and Jamie Lang. Full results of the in-person and online competitions can be viewed below. 

Results - In-person Performance

Results - Online Composition

Please click here to read a review of the composition results by adjudicator, Steph Gomaa.

Please click the links below to listen to each piece.

Participating Schools

In-person Performance

  • British International School Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • British School in the Netherlands
  • British School of Bahrain
  • British School of Bucharest, Romania
  • Children's International School, Nigeria
  • Doha College, Qatar
  • Nadeen International School, Bahrain
  • Oryx International School, Qatar
  • Park House English School, Qatar
  • Park Lane International School Prague, Czechia
  • St Christopher's School, Bahrain
  • The British International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Online Composition

  • Atlantic Hall School, Nigeria
  • Brighton College Abu Dhabi
  • British International School of Timisoara
  • British International School Stockholm
  • British School in the Netherlands
  • British School of Bahrain
  • British School of Bucharest
  • British School Vilnius
  • Colegio Anglo Colombiano
  • Compass International School Doha, Themaid
  • DSB International School
  • Dubai English Speaking College
  • Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
  • Oryx International School
  • Prince of Wales Island International School
  • St George's International School, Luxembourg
  • St George's, The British International School - Cologne

Hosted by the British School of Bahrain

Vocal Workshop

Instrumental (Classical) Workshop

Instrumental (Contemporary) Workshop

Bahrain International Circuit

Formula One

Bahraini Newspaper Article

"inspiring students onwards in their musical journeys" - previous attendee

More Information

Find out more about the Music Festival 2023 here.