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PIANO SECTION

Closing date for entries is 21st September 2022

AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO CLASS WINNERS

All Performers must bring a copy of the music being performed for the adjudicator. Photocopies will not be returned to performers. If playing from music, performers must play from the original score; performers playing from photocopies will not be permitted (See Rule 15 and Photocopying Regulations).

EARLY PERFORMERS (up to Age 7)

P1           My First Festival Class This class is non-competitive Own Choice

A gentle introduction to a young performer’s first festival.         Max 1 min   £3.50

YOUNG PERFORMERS (up to Age 18)

Graded Classes                      

Any piece from a current grade syllabus (any UK exam board).

P2           Grades 1 – 2                        £5.75

P3           Grades 3 – 4                        £6.00

P4           Grades 5 – 6                        £6.25

P5           Grades 7 – 8                        £6.50

P6           Diploma                               £7.00

Jazz Classes

Own choice in a Jazz style. Grades are for ability guidance only.

P7           Up to Grade 1                    £5.75

P8           Up to Grade 3                    £6.00

P9           Up to Grade 5                    £6.25

P10         Up to Grade 8                    £6.50

Own Choice Classes

Grade indicated is a rough estimate of difficulty of the piece. The adjudicator may use their discretion and not adjudicate a piece they consider entered in the wrong class.

P11         Up to Grade 1 (non-competitive)              Max 2 mins         £5.00

P12         Up to Grade 3                                                    Max 2 mins         £5.75

P13         Up to Grade 5                                                    Max 3 mins         £6.50

P14         Up to Grade 8                                                    Max 5 mins         £7.00

Recital Classes

A programme of two or more pieces. Time includes breaks between pieces.

P15         Up to Grade 6                                             Max 10 mins         £7.50

P16         Grade 7 and above                                     Max 12 mins         £8.00

P17         Diploma                                                           Max 15 mins         £8.50

Further Performance Classes

P18         Masterclass        18 Years & Under                                         £12.00

Own choice; you may use a piece which has been performed in another class. Entrants must be prepared to play some sections again, and take part in discussion and tuition. Each entrant will receive 15 minutes, excluding performance time.

Duet Classes

P19         Up to Grade 2                     Max 3 mins                       £5.50

P20         Up to Grade 4                      Max 4 mins                       £5.75

P21         Up to Grade 6                      Max 5 mins                       £6.00

P22         Grade 7 and above           Max 6 mins                       £6.50

P23         Teacher and Pupil Duet   Max 4 mins                     £5.75

Only the pupil will be adjudicated; teachers may enter this class multiple times with different pupils. Parents may count as teachers!

Adult classes

Own choice.

P24         Piano solo           Age 18 – 25                         Max 5 mins         £7.00

P25         Piano solo           Age 25 and over               Max 6 mins         £7.50