Dorit Hasselberg (16), who is a sixth form student at the school, beat off strong competition to win the Shropshire concerto competition.
John Moore, head of music at Shrewsbury School, said that Dorit had given a stunning performance of Spohr’s clarinet concerto in E flat major.
She was accompanied by the Shropshire Sinfonia, an orchestra made up of professionals and young local musicians.
“Dorit was one of four finalists but the adjudicator, the newly-appointed head of strings at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, reserved special praise for Dorit’s mature and detailed account of the concerto, giving her first place against considerable opposition,” John said.
Also performing as a finalist at the competition, which is aimed at finding the best young local musicians and is run by the Shropshire Music Service, was fellow Shrewsbury School pupil Henry Kennedy, who played the Tableax de Provence for saxophone and orchestra.
The other two finalists were both instrumentalists from Concord College, Acton Burnell.
Last year’s winner was Shrewsbury School pupil Galin Ganchev, who was only 15 years old when he was placed first in the contest.