7th Annual Piano Competition ~ Dulwich

The 7th annual Dulwich Music Festival piano competition is adjudicated by Nancy Litten and takes place at Kingsdale Foundation School in West Dulwich.


SUNDAY JUNE 10th 2018
Kingsdale Foundation School, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London SE21 8SQ [Map]

Online Entry Information & FAQs [Click to Read]


BEGINNERS:

Non-Competitive Beginners’ Solo Class:
This class is ideal for pianists that have been learning for less than two years and have not yet achieved a level equivalent to Grade 1. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. You may play 1 to 3 pieces from any beginner tutor book.

Entry Fee: £11.00 [Submit Entry]

Competitive Beginners’ Duet with Teacher Class:
Aimed at pianists that have not yet achieved a level equivalent to Grade 1. Choose any one solo from Rosa Conrad’s Delightfully Easy Piano Duets Vol. 2. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. The winner of the class receives a trophy and medal. Medals will be awarded to runners up depending on the number of entries received.

Set Piece Class: Duet by Rosa Conrad. Entry Fee: £12.50 [Submit Entry]


COMPETITIVE CLASSES

Repertoire: One piece from any current graded exam syllabus (excluding Set Pieces classes). We will also consider repertoire that is not on an exam syllabus but this must be pre-approved by the Festival Organiser. Should the class reach capacity before we have received & responded to your query then we advise you to enter a different class that has spaces but we do not reserve spaces pending the outcome of an approval request. Do submit your request well in advance of the competition date.

EARLY LEARNERS:
This category is aimed at pianists of all ages that are playing at a standard equivalent to Grades 1 or 2. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. The winner of the class receives a trophy and medal. Medals will be awarded to runners up depending on the number of entries received.

Grade 1. Entry Fee: £15 [Submit Entry]
Grade 2. Entry Fee: £15 [Submit Entry]
Set Piece Class: Momentum by Marcel Zidani. Entry Fee: £12.50 [Submit Entry]

INTERMEDIATE PIANISTS
This category is aimed at pianists of all ages that are playing at a standard equivalent to Grades 3 & 4. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. The winner of the class receives a trophy and medal. Medals will be awarded to runners up depending on the number of entries received.

Grade 3. Entry Fee: £18 [Submit Entry]
Grade 4. Entry Fee: £18 [Submit Entry]

EXPERIENCED PIANISTS
This category is aimed at pianists of all ages that have achieved a standard equivalent to Grades 5 through to Diploma Level. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. The winner of the class receives a trophy and medal. Medals will be awarded to runners up depending on the number of entries received. Nb. Junior Recital class has a  time limit 8 minutes (at least 2 contrasting pieces of a minimum standard of Grade 6).

Grades 5 & 6. Entry Fee: £20 [Submit Entry]
Junior Recital Class: Entry Fee: £25 [Submit Entry]

NON-COMPETITIVE: INTERMEDIATE TO EARLY EXPERIENCED LEVEL
Non-Competitive Solo Class: This class is aimed at pianists that would like to perform their own repertoire in a non-competitive class. An approximate indication of level of playing is Grades 3 to 6. This class is not suitable for beginners. See above for the Beginners Solo class. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. Time Limit: Up to 3 minutes.

Non-Competitive Solo. Entry Fee: £12.50 [Submit Entry]

ADULT PIANISTS
This category is for pianists aged 18 and over. All pianists receive a certificate and feedback from the adjudicator. The winner of the class receives a trophy and medal. Medals will be awarded to runners up depending on the number of entries received. Nb. Junior Recital class has a  time limit 8 minutes (at least 2 contrasting pieces of a minimum standard of Grade 7).

Adult Recital Class: Entry Fee: £25 [Submit Entry]