Join us at the historic home of composer Muzio Clementi in Kensington for the 3rd annual Clementi Junior Piano Festival on Sunday 4 March 2018. [Photos from 2017]
Class 2 Non-Competitive
Class 3 Competitive (Grades 5+)
Spinet Recital of Music by Clementi
Gary Branch & Lorraine Liyanage
Now a family home, the venue allow us special permission to use the house for this event. Due to the small size of the living room, only 1 audience member can be admitted per participant.
Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer, pianist, and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’, in the words of the composer’s plaque in Westminster Abbey (where he is buried), during the second and third decades of the 19th century.
Through Clementi’s presence, the house became the musical ‘home’ in London of the young Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), who visited the house daily during his prolonged London visits. Clementi House was visited by many other outstanding musicians of the period, including Chopin, Bellini, Joachim, and Ignaz Moscheles. Please note the piano is not a concert grand piano but more the type of grand piano found in a domestic setting.
Free choice of repertoire by Muzio Clementi. All participants receive a certificate. [Suggested Repertoire]
Free choice of repertoire by Muzio Clementi. All participants receive a certificate.
1st place: Trophy, medal and a newly revised edition of Clementi’s Six Progressive Sonatinas for the Piano Forte, Op. 36 (ed. Arthur Houle). Use the code ClementiFan to order the book at a discounted rate.
2nd & 3rd place: Medals
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