Strings

NEW CELLO PRIZE

The Festival is very grateful to The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation who are donating a single prize of £250 to a cellist who enters any of the Festival’s string competitions. Robert Max (the President of the Festival) will listen to the best cello entries from the five classes and choose a prizewinner.

Susanne entered many of her pupils for the Festival. We were very sad to hear of her untimely death, but pleased that we can collaborate with the Foundation to provide performance opportunities and to assist talented cellists.

The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation offers fine cello loans, performance opportunities and assistance with tuition costs to talented cellists ages 7-26. Established in memory of Susanne Beer – founder of the Cello Corner teaching studio and, for nearly 20 years, co-principal cellist of the LPO – the Foundation endeavours to preserve her memory and spirit by helping young musicians to achieve excellence in performance. www.thecellocorner.co.uk

The Festival would also like to thank D’Addario Orchestral, Stringers of London, Bridgewood & Neitzert Ltd and Thwaites Fine Stringed Instruments for their generous sponsorship of the Festival’s string competitions. Please see the classes below for details of the prizes on offer.


ENTERING A CLASS

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload copies of the music.

The closing date for string classes is Friday 16th April.

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STRINGS CLASS DETAILS

The 2021 string competitions will be online and there will be fewer competitions than normal. All the competitions apart from the D’Addario String Prize will be open to players of violin, viola, cello, double bass or guitar. For details of the D’Addario String Prize, please click on the following link to go the Addario String Prize page.

Entrants will submit a video of their performance rather than performing live. Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation. All entrants will be invited to a Zoom meeting in the week beginning Tuesday 4th May when the adjudication and selected performances will be played.

The closing date is Friday 16th April.


Classes, Adjudicators and Prizes

The Festival is very grateful to D’Addario Orchestral, Stringers of London, Bridgewood & Neitzert Ltd and Thwaites Fine Stringed Instruments for their generous sponsorship of the Festival’s string competitions.

All the prize vouchers are to be used when buying products or services from the awarding sponsor. The D’Addario prize vouchers are to be used to buy D’Addario products at special festival prices. Winners will be given these prices with their prize vouchers.

D’Addario are sponsoring all the prizes for the D’Addario String Prize Competition as well as Second and Third Prizes for the Four String Solo Competitions. Stringers are awarding First Prizes for the four String Solo Competitions.

Bridgewood & Neitzert and Thwaites are sponsoring prize vouchers for highly commended players in the four String Solo Competitions.

D’Addario String Prize Competition
A recital of between 10 and 15 minutes – Class 300

1st Prize £500

2nd Prize £100 D’Addario voucher
3rd Prize £50 D’Addario voucher


Tasmin Little
String Solo – 14 to 18 years *
Own choice, one or two contrasting pieces in a single recording – up to 15 minutes – Class 304

1st Prize £250 Stringer’s voucher

2nd Prize £100 D’Addario voucher
3rd Prize £50 D’Addario voucher

Highly Commended prize vouchers:
Violin or Viola – £50 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher
Cello, Bass or Guitar – £50 Thwaites voucher

Any instrument – £50 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher


Simon Blendis
String Solo – 12 to 13 years *
Own choice, one or two contrasting pieces in a single recording – up to 12 minutes – Class 303

1st Prize £150 Stringer’s voucher

2nd Prize £75 D’Addario voucher
3rd Prize £50 D’Addario voucher

Highly Commended prize vouchers:
Violin or Viola – £50 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher
Cello, Bass or Guitar – £50 Thwaites voucher

Any instrument – £50 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher


Tom Gould
String Solo – 10 to 11 years *
Own choice, one or two contrasting pieces in a single recording – up to 9 minutes – Class 302

1st Prize £100 Stringer’s voucher2nd Prize

£50 D’Addario voucher
3rd Prize £25 D’Addario voucher

Highly Commended prize vouchers:
Violin or Viola – £25 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher
Cello, Bass or Guitar – £25 Thwaites voucher

Any instrument – £25 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher


Jessica O’Leary
String Solo – 9 years and under *
Own choice, one or two contrasting pieces in a single recording – up to 7 minutes– Class 301

1st Prize £75 Stringer’s voucher2nd Prize

£50 D’Addario voucher
3rd Prize £25 D’Addario voucher

Highly Commended prize vouchers:
Violin or Viola – £25 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher
Cello, Bass or Guitar – £25 Thwaites voucher

Any instrument – £25 Bridgewood & Neitzert voucher


Stephanie Waite

* In each case, age is the age on 1st September 2020 so that all the entrants in a class are in the same school year.

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload copies of the music.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the six-months prior to the Festival, they should contact the Section Head before entering.

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To see videos from 2018 and 2019 competitions, click the ‘read more’ link below.

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