D’Addario String Prize Competition

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The D’Addario String Prize Competition (class 300) is the Festival’s premier string competition. The recital competition is open to conservatoire students of Violin, Viola, Cello or Double  Bass. The recital must include two or three varied pieces taken from Concerto, Sonata, Showpiece or Solo repertoire, with a time limit of 20 minutes.

Tuesday 23 April 2024 – from 10:00 am

Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG

Adjudicator: David Brodowski

Entry fee £35

The Festival is grateful to D’Addario Orchestral for their generous sponsorship of the following prizes:

First Prize £500

Second Prize – £100 voucher *

Third Prize – £50 voucher *

* The vouchers awarded are to be used to buy D’Addario products at special festival prices. Winners will be given these prices with their prize vouchers.

The prize will be awarded not only for the performance of a balanced and well-designed programme but also for the most refined and developed sense of stagecraft. Competitors will find themselves adjudicated not only on the depth of their musicianship but also on how they present themselves and generally connect with an audience. A verbal introduction to the musical programme is an integral part of the performance. Entrants are reminded to wear dress appropriate for a performance.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the year prior to the Festival or is well-known to the Adjudicator, they should contact the Section Administrator before entering.

For full details download a copy of the String Syllabus using the link to the right or below.

Please click on the link below to apply. The first time that you use the entry system, you will need to register.

Closing date for this competition is Friday 22 March 2024

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To  see videos from 2021, 2019 and 2018 competitions, click the ‘read more’ link below.

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