String Syllabus

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String Syllabus 2018

Friday 9th, Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th , Wednesday 14th March 2018
Borough Hall, The Burys, Godalming GU7 1HR

Honorary Secretary: Mrs Rachel Martin 18 Windy Wood, Godalming GU7 1XX
01483 425644

CLOSING DATE for entries in STRINGS : Wednesday 10 JANUARY 2018

Download syllabus in a PDF

Adjudicator: Joely Koos
Joely pursues a varied musical career as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral principal. Performing as co-principal with the City of London Sinfonia and the London Chamber Orchestra, she is also guest principal with most other leading UK orchestras.
Recently Joely was the soloist in two world premieres in one week: as solo cellist with the City of London Sinfonia at Southwark Cathedral in a performance of Roddy WiIliam’s “Homage to Bach’s Bourée”; and the following day she performed a new solo cello work written for her by Jacob Thompson Bell as part of the Music/Non classical festival in Leeds.
Other ventures in the last few years include participating as solo cellist at several music festivals including The Fitzfest and The Suffolk cello festival, and appearing as soloist in Schumann’s cello concerto with the “Amadeus” ensemble.
For over twenty years Joely has very much enjoyed being professor of Cello at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She has been invited to give masterclasses at the Cello Society, is a regular masterclass coach at the Pro Corda cello course and is cello tutor for the Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra.
Educated at Chethams School as a joint first study pianist and cellist, Joely subsequently won scholarships to both Cambridge University and then the Royal Academy of Music. Finishing her studies at the Banff International Music Centre with a scholarship from the Munster Trust, Joely went on to be a prizewinner in the Jacqueline Du Pre International Competition.

DUOS may be scheduled on string or wind days depending on size and nature of entries;

Wind days 5th-8th March 2018

If entries for a particular class are high, we may subdivide.
Please remember that time allowances are generous. Use of shorter pieces will not be penalised but time limits must not be exceeded.
8 music stands will be available.
Grades referred to are from ABRSM syllabus or the equivalent.
Orchestra, Esembles and duos which may be of interest to string players can be found in Wind section.

We encourage instrumentalists and singers to provide their own accompanists but if this is not possible then a list of people who are happy to be approached to accompany in the Festival can be found on the pdf of the String and Singing Syllabuses (please note section about accompanists found in the Terms of entry)

ReferenceClassTrophyTime limitFee
1 or 2 pieces can be played. An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded.
These classes are aimed at the inexperienced performer and if time allows a mini-workshop will follow.
ST01Solo up to Year 33 minutes£5.00
ST02Solo Year 4 - 64 minutes£5.00
ST03Solo Year 7 - 115 minutes£6.00
ST04Solo Sixth form / adult5 minutes£6.00
Competitive Inexperienced
More advanced performers should enter classes ST13 - 17
ST05Beginner Strings PARHAM CUP3 minutes£5.00
No more than 4 terms tuition by 1 January
ST06Novice up to Year 73 minutes£5.00
ST07Novice Year 8 & above4 minutes£6.00
Novice Solos for performers who have never won a class at a festival
1 or 2 pieces can be played in Beginner & Novice classes
ST08Up to Year 4 up to & including Grade 33 minutes£5.00
ST09Year 5 & 6 up to & including Grade 44 minutes£6.00
ST10Year 7 & 8 up to & including Grade 55 minutes£7.00
ST11Year 9 - 11 up to & including Grade 76 minutes£8.00
ST126th form / adult up to & including Grade 78 minutes£8.00
The RALPH TRUCKLE CUP and award of £25 for violin / viola will be awarded for the best performance up to Year 8 in classes ST08 - 10, 18
The KRAUS TROPHY is awarded for the best performance in classes ST08 - ST12
Challenge classes are for more advanced performers, less experienced should enter classes ST08-12
ST13Up to Year 4 Grade 4 and above AMSDEN CUP5 minutes£5.00
ST14Up to Year 6 Grade 5 and above6 minutes£6.00
ST15Up to Year 8 Grade 6 and above DOWNS CUP8 minutes£8.00
ST16Up to Year 11 Grade 8 and above9 minutes£8.00
ST176th form / adult Grade 8 and above10 minutes£8.00
The CHALLENGE CUP is awarded for the best performance from classes ST14, 16, 17
Own choice of two or three pieces from different periods and in contrasting styles.
ST18Up to Year 78 minutes£8.00
ST19Up to Year 11 NEWMAN TROPHY10 minutes£10.00
ST20Any age15 minutes£12.00
ST21Unaccompanied Bach Class Open6 minutes£6.00
Any piece or pieces by Bach (not arrangements)
ST22Sonata Open
One movement in sonata form
10 minutes£9.00
ST23Concerto Open
One movement
FESTIVAL CUP10 minutes£9.00
The GODELLAS TROPHY is awarded for the best performance by a performer 14 yrs and over from classes ST16, 17, 20, 21, 22
Chamber Music
These classes are for mainly string instruments up to 8 players, one player to a part, without conductor.
ST24Up to and including Year 65 minutes£8.00
ST25Up to and including Year 95 minutes£8.00
ST26Up to and including Year 117 minutes£9.00
ST27Up to and including 6th form9 minutes£10.00
ST28Open10 minutes£10.00
The MAYOR MARTIN TROPHY is awarded for the best performance from Chamber Music classes
Additional trophies
THE MABBOTT CUP for cello is awarded to the best performance by any amateur cellist
The CECELIA CUP is awarded to the best performance by a beginner harpist
The FOSTER CUP is awarded to the best performance by any amateur harpist
The BAKER ROSEBOWL is awarded for the best performance by a viola player in duos or chamber music