The Muzio Clementi Junior Award at Tunbridge Wells, March 2019

We are delighted to announce the information for the Muzio Clementi Junior Award Piano Competition that will be held in Tunbridge Wells. Priority entry is given to competitors from the 2018 Competition. Open to age 18 and Under.

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.
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Beginner classes will remain in Kensington at Clementi’s former family home on 23 March – click here for info. Entries are now open for this class. Performer spaces are strictly limited due to the small size of the venue.

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.

Organiser: Dulwich Music Festival
Director: Lorraine Liyanage

Sponsor: Finchcocks Charity including venue and instruments
Directors: Richard and Katrina Burnett
Trophies presented by Christopher Clementi

Judges and Workshop Tuition: Steven Devine and Gary Branch

Instrument: 1822 Clementi grand pianoforte
Warm-Up Instrument: 1825 Clementi square piano
Information for Competitors:
Please note that Waterdown House in Tunbridge Wells is closed for extensive redecoration until March and will not be able to accommodate visitors to the property until the day of the event.
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.

Junior Competition – Grades 4 to 6
1st prize : £100 with a cup
Runner-up prizes.

Senior Competition – Grades 7 – Diploma
1st prize : £200 with a cup
Runner-up prizes.