Strings Classes

March 2022, exact date to be confirmed

Venue: St. Margaret's School, Bushey

Adjudicators: 

To be confirmed

 
  • Please note changes to the class numbers for 2022.
  • There will be a class limit of 15 performers per class unless stated otherwise. Ensemble classes have a limit of 8 groups; Recital classes and class D8 have a maximum of 8 performers per class.
  • The winner ot D8 is eligible to win £50; the winner of D10, a trophy; other class winners are eligible to receive a certificate/medal/trophy.
  • Further changes may be necessary due to Covid-19 restrictions. We reserve the right to make last minute changes to the syllabus, programme and rules due to changes in Government guidelines.

BOWED STRINGS

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D1 Beginner Strings (up to Grade 1 inclusive) - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp) 2 mins £10.00

Violin and Viola

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D2 Violin and Viola Grades 2-3 4 mins £12.00
D3 Violin and Viola Grades 4-5 5 mins £13.00
D4 Violin and Viola Grades 6-7 8 mins £16.00
D5 Violin and Viola Grades 8+ 8 mins £16.00

Cello, Double Bass and Harp

  • D6, D7 – Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
  • D8 – You MUST perform 2 contrasting pieces in this class. Accompaniment optional. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Limited to 8 entries.
D6 Cello, Double Bass and Harp Grades 2-3 4 mins £12.00
D7 Cello, Double Bass and Harp Grades 4-6 8 mins £16.00
D8 Grade 7+ Susanna Thomas Memorial Scholarship 12 mins £20.00

Recital Classes (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp)

  • D9 – You MUST play 2-3 contrasting pieces or movements from at least 2 different works to form a balanced programme. You may only enter one recital class per instrument. You may only play pieces that you have NOT performed in any other class. Limited to 8 entries.
  • D10 – 2-3 contrasting pieces or movements from at least 2 different works to form a balanced programme. Accompaniment Optional. You may only perform pieces that you have NOT played in another class. You may only enter one recital class per instrument.
D9 Recital Beginner-Intermediate (up to Grade 6 standard) 10 mins £18.00
D10 Sallie Bowen Strings Recital (Grade 7+) 15 mins £22.00

String Ensembles

  • May include piano but also a MINIMUM of 2 stringed instruments (to include violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp). Minimum 2 string performers per group, maximum 10 performers. You may play up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Limited to 8 entries.
D11 Strings Ensemble Beginner to Grade 5 8 mins £19.00
D12 Strings Ensemble Grades 6+ 8 mins £19.00

GUITARS

Classical Guitar

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D13 Classical Guitar Beginner to Grade 2 3 mins £11.00
D14 Classical Guitar Grades 3-4 5 mins £13.00
D15 Classical Guitar Grades 5-6 8 mins £16.00
D16 Classical Guitar Grades 7+ 8 mins £16.00

Acoustic Guitar

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D17 Acoustic Guitar Beginner to Grade 4 4 mins £12.00
D18 Acoustic Guitar Grades 5+ 8 mins £16.00

Guitar Ensembles

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Piano accompaniment optional. Minimum 2 guitarists, maximum 10 guitarists. Limited to 8 entries.
D19 Guitar Ensembles (any age or ability) 8 mins £19.00