The Muzio Clementi Junior Award at Tunbridge Wells, March 2019

Junior Piano Competition at Finchcocks

We are delighted to announce the information for the Muzio Clementi Junior Award Piano Competition that will be held in Tunbridge Wells.

Sponsored by Mr  Christopher Clementi, direct descendent of the composer, Muzio Clementi, in association with The Finchcocks Charity for Musical Education.
Sponsors:  Christopher Clementi; Finchcocks Charity including venue and instruments.
Event Organisers: Richard and Katrina Burnett & Lorraine Liyanage

Judges and Workshop Tuition: Steven Devine and Gary Branch
Richard Burnett Heritage Collection/The Finchcocks Charity Ltd. Waterdown House, 51 Frant RoadTunbridge Wells, TN2 5LE

Instrument: 1822 Clementi grand pianoforte
Warm-Up Instrument: 1825 Clementi square piano

Junior Competition – Grades 4 to 6 (FULLY BOOKED)
1st prize : £100 with a trophy
Runner-up prizes.

Senior Competition – Grades 7 – Diploma (1 space remaining)
1st prize : £200 with a trophy
Runner-up prizes.
Enter Online

1822 Clementi grand pianoforte

Sunday 24th March 2019 – 11am to 5pm

Intermediate to Advanced level classes will be held at Finchcocks Charity’s newly-built performance space in Tunbridge Wells. Performers will play a Clementi 19th-century instrument from the Finchcocks Collection. There will be a short introductory workshop with Steven Devine and Gary Branch and time to try out the instruments before the competitions.
Please note there is no deadline for this event but entries will close once the classes reach capacity. The ticketing site shows the number of spaces remaining. The event will be marked SOLD OUT once capacity has been reached and we will not be able to accept any additional entries.

Beginner classes will remain in Kensington at Clementi’s former family home on 23 March – click here for info.

Repertoire List (pick one piece only, to be stated at time of entry)

Grades 4 to 6:


Sonatina in C, Op. 37 #3: 1st Movement, Allegro e spiritoso
Sonatina in D, Op. 37 #2: 2nd Movement, Menuetto & Trio
Sonatina in D, Op. 36 #6: 1st Movement, Allegro Con Spirito

Grades 7+:


Sonata in C, Op. 34 #1: 1st Movement, Allegro Con Spirito
Sonata in C, Op. 34 #1: 3rd Movement, Finale
Sonata in B flat, Op. 12 #1: 1st Movement, Presto
Sonata in f, Op. 13 #6: 1st Movement Allegro Agitato
Sonata in b minor, Op. 40 #2: 1st Movement, Molto Adagio e sostenuto

We can accommodate 13 performers per class. Each performer may bring 2 guests. All audience members of any age require a ticket as the seating is numbered.

Event Organiser: Dulwich Music Festiva

Judges and Workshop Tuition: Steven Devine and Gary Branch

Instrument: 1822 Clementi grand pianoforte
Warm-Up Instrument: 1825 Clementi square piano
Information for Competitors:
Practice sessions available on March 2nd & 3rd by prior arrangement. You will be contacted in due course by Gary Branch if you would like a session (a fee applies). This session is optional.
Competitors that have passed Grade 6 are ineligible to enter the Grades 4 to 6 class.
All tickets are non-refundable and may not be transferred to any other event.