How is the order of performance decided?
The Section Coordinator will determine a random order of performance once all entries are received.
What if I am ill?
Your entry fee cannot be refunded once your entry has been accepted, whether due to illness or for any other reason.
Do I need to bring a music stand?
Not if you are a solo performer – one stand is provided. However, if you are performing with other instrumentalists, you do need to provide your own stand.
How long should my performance be?
The time limit for each class is indicated in the syllabus. No time limit is given for classes in which only set pieces (or pieces selected from a set book) may be played. The smooth running of the festival is dependant on accurate timing of the programme. Do not exceed the time limit, as the Adjudicator may ask you to stop if you do so, and may penalise you if you seriously abuse this rule.
Can I perform the same piece in more than one class?
No, not in the same year, nor can you perform the same piece in two consecutive years.
Does the Festival provide accompanists?
Yes. Accompanists are provided for all classes except Class 22 and Class 23. You may provide your own accompanist if you prefer.
What about audience admission?
A small charge is made for friends, relatives and other members of the public.
Adults £3.00 All Day
Children under 16 Free