7th Annual Piano Competition ~ Dulwich

The Dulwich Music Festival hits the high notes! Sunday 10th June 2018.

An innovative amateur music festival for young pianists in South London has moved to a new performance space in West Dulwich, the award-winning POD at Kingsdale Foundation School. The piano competition in June offers school-age children a performance platform with a child-friendly audience and encouraging adjudicator feedback. There is a Recital class for adult pianists.


“The Dulwich Music Festival is extremely well-run, thanks to Lorraine’s super-efficient administration. The atmosphere is extremely friendly and unstuffy, which makes a refreshing change. The piano was very well prepared and regulated, making it a pleasure for competitions to play, and I throughly enjoyed my time as adjudicator. Highly recommended!” Graham Fitch, pianist, adjudicator, author of Practising the Piano

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

The event is open to all. Day ticket passes are £8 for adults and £4 for children. There will be the opportunity to meet the composers in the auditorium area and participate in music workshops. [Buy Audience Tickets]

We have a Facebook discussion group you can join to find out more about the event plus ask questions to the organisers and previous participants.

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

Online Entry Information, Rules & FAQs [Click to Read]

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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.
[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. [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 before the 1st of May. 

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. [Submit Entry]
Grade 2.  [Submit Entry]
Set Piece Class: Momentum by Marcel Zidani.  [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.  [Submit Entry]
Grade 4.  [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. [FULLY BOOKED]
Junior Recital Class: [FULLY BOOKED]

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. Adult Recital class has a  time limit 8 minutes (at least 2 contrasting pieces of a minimum standard of Grade 7, free choice of repertoire).

Adult Recital Class:  [Submit Entry]



We have a Facebook discussion group you can join to find out more about the event plus ask questions to the organisers and previous participants.