All entries for the 2020 festival are now closed.
Please come back at the beginning of September to enter for 2021!
|Adjudicator:||Timothy Barratt ARAM, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM, LMusTCL||Closing date for entries: 15th November 2019|
|Venue:||Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD.||* Please send entries to: Carol Frogley|
|Dates:||17th – 19th February 2020||34 Woodlands Avenue, Emsworth, PO10 7QE.|
Timothy Barratt studied on a Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, winning many major awards, and completed his studies with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris and Geoffrey Parsons. He has toured and broadcast extensively in the UK and abroad as soloist, accompanist and chamber music player. Whilst still a student he developed a special interest in song accompaniment through playing for Masterclasses at Aldeburgh, subsequently partnering such artists as Dame Felicity Lott and Robert White. In addition, instrumentalists he has worked with include Jack Brymer, Bradley Creswick and Haaken Hardenberger. Teaching forms a major part of his musical life and he works with pupils of all ages and levels from beginner to post-graduate. He was Head of Keyboard at Dulwich College for almost 25 years whilst also teaching at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music and now pursues a busy freelance career.
An ABRSM examiner since 1991, he is also a Trainer, Moderator and Mentor. Other work for the AB includes co-writing the Board’s Teaching Notes on Piano Exam pieces, selecting the graded Piano pieces and presenting Seminars. He frequently directs Masterclasses for performers and teachers’ workshops in the UK and Far East and is in demand as a Competition and Festival adjudicator.
The Clifford Benson Piano Prize (junior & senior) will be awarded for outstanding musicianship and communication
The Zurich Insurance Piano Cup will be awarded for the best performance, 18 years and under
The Margaret Jewell Memorial Trophy will be presented to the most promising solo pianist in the Young Pianists’ section