String Syllabus 2019
Section open for online entries. Click here.
Closing date for entries 11 January 2019
Section dates from 5 March to 7 March 2019
Venue: Godalming Borough Hall
To enter using a paper entry form please contact section secretary
DUOS may be scheduled on string or wind days depending on size and nature of entries;
Wind days 18th-21st March 2019
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)
Our Strings Adjudicator: Andrew Sherwood
Andrew Sherwood has performed in many parts of the world as conductor and violinist. He grew up in Zimbabwe before studying violin and composition at the Royal College of Music in London. He played in British orchestras and led the Mercury Ensemble for Ballet Rambert.
As conductor acclaim he has worked with orchestras from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra strings to Brighton Youth Orchestra and its nationally acclaimed string ensemble. He is is currently Director of Music Youth Orchestras in Brighton and Hove, conductor of Somerset County Youth Orchestra, conductor of the Sinfonia Strings at TrinityLaban in London, Director of Music for Musicians of All Saints and principal conductor for European Youth Summer Music.
He has been Professor of Violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (formerly Trinity College of Music) for about 25 years and annually teaches in India as part of their outreach programme. Many of his former students are now professional performers. He also has an active life as a solo violinist in many countries.
As an adjudicator he is in constant demand and adjudicates in Britain, Ireland, the Far East and Africa.
Strings Classes and Prices
|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.|
|ST01||Solo up to Year 3||3 minutes||£5.00|
|ST02||Solo Year 4 - 6||4 minutes||£5.00|
|ST03||Solo Year 7 - 11||5 minutes||£6.00|
|ST04||Solo Sixth form / adult||5 minutes||£6.00|
|More advanced performers should enter classes ST13 - 17|
|ST05||Beginner Strings||PARHAM CUP||3 minutes||£5.00|
|No more than 4 terms tuition by 1 January|
|ST06||Novice up to Year 7||3 minutes||£5.00|
|ST07||Novice Year 8 & above||4 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|
|ST08||Up to Year 4 up to & including Grade 3||3 minutes||£5.00|
|ST09||Year 5 & 6 up to & including Grade 4||4 minutes||£6.00|
|ST10||Year 7 & 8 up to & including Grade 5||5 minutes||£7.00|
|ST11||Year 9 - 11 up to & including Grade 7||6 minutes||£8.00|
|ST12||6th form / adult up to & including Grade 7||8 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|
|ST13||Up to Year 4 Grade 4 and above||AMSDEN CUP||5 minutes||£5.00|
|ST14||Up to Year 6 Grade 5 and above||6 minutes||£6.00|
|ST15||Up to Year 8 Grade 6 and above||DOWNS CUP||8 minutes||£8.00|
|ST16||Up to Year 11 Grade 8 and above||9 minutes||£8.00|
|ST17||6th form / adult Grade 8 and above||10 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.|
|ST18||Up to Year 7||8 minutes||£8.00|
|ST19||Up to Year 11||NEWMAN TROPHY||10 minutes||£10.00|
|ST20||Any age||15 minutes||£12.00|
|ST21||Unaccompanied Bach Class Open||6 minutes||£6.00|
|Any piece or pieces by Bach (not arrangements)|
|ST22||Sonata Open |
One movement in sonata form
|ST23||Concerto Open |
|FESTIVAL CUP||10 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|
|These classes are for mainly string instruments up to 8 players, one player to a part, without conductor.|
|ST24||Up to and including Year 6||5 minutes||£8.00|
|ST25||Up to and including Year 9||5 minutes||£8.00|
|ST26||Up to and including Year 11||7 minutes||£9.00|
|ST27||Up to and including 6th form||9 minutes||£10.00|
|The MAYOR MARTIN TROPHY is awarded for the best performance from Chamber Music classes|
|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|