Strings

All entries for the 2020 festival are now closed.

Please come back at the beginning of September to enter for 2021!

Adjudicator: Lorraine Deacon GRSM (Hons) LRAM Closing date for entries: 15th November 2019
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD. * Please send entries/titles to: Catherine Ward
Dates: 8th – 9th  February 2020 7 Dunbar Place, Dunbar Road, Milton, PO4 8HQ.

Lorraine Deacon studied the ’cello with Douglas Cummings and chamber music with Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music, and whilst there was awarded the Manson Prize for the Performance of Contemporary Music by Sir Michael Tippett. She subsequently undertook further studies with David Smith of the Alberni Quartet.  Her performing career ranges from West End theatre to the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, whilst recordings range from the haunting cello solo on Katie Melua’s cover of “Turn to Tell” to the string chamber works of David Osbon with the Anglo American duo for Albany Records.  She is now principal ’cellist with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra and gives regular chamber music recitals at South Hill Park. Concerto performances include Bernstein’s Three Meditations and the concertos of Elgar and Walton under conductor Philip Ellis. Based in Berkshire she teaches ’cello at Wellington College and is passionate about passing on her joy of music-making to the next generation. Many former and existing pupils have been awarded music scholarships to prestigious public schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, and Charterhouse, or have gained places at specialist centres such as Chethams and The Purcell School, and many have gone on to further study at the country’s leading conservatoires. Lorraine is an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.

PLEASE NOTE: in classes St1, St2, St6 and St7 only, the title and composer of the piece to be played must be specified but may be changed up to 7th January 2020.  After that date any changes will be adjudicated only.  In all other classes pieces must be specified at the time of entry and may not be changed.

In addition for all orchestral classes:

  1. You are asked to state on your entry form the number of players in your orchestra, the name of your Musical Director and whether the instruments played are strings only or mixed.
  2. Orchestras entering the youth section must only include players aged 18 years and under on 1st September of the current academic year.
  3. If enough orchestras enter in the same category, the class will be divided.

The Gordon Cawthorne Memorial Trophy will be presented to
the performer aged 14 years and under who makes the greatest impression on the adjudicator.

The Portsmouth Chorus Challenge Cup will be presented for the best performance by
a performer aged between 15 and 21 years in any class.

The Wendy Towell Cup will be presented to the most promising intermediate level cellist.

2020 Programme

2020 programme of events. To be dispatched after print run.

£5.00


20th / 21st CENTURY SOLO


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St10Grade 8-8+ £11.50
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St6Pre-grade – Grade1 £7.00
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St7Grade 2-3 £9.50
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St8Grade 4-5 £9.50
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St9Grade 6-7 £9.50

ACCOMPANIED DUETS


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St31Grade 1-5 £11.50
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St32Grade 6-8 £11.50

ADULT ORCHESTRA


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St48Open £21.00

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE


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St40Grade 1-5, up to 4 players £11.50
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St41Grade 1-5, 5 or more players £21.00
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St42Grade 6-8, up to 4 players £13.00
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St43Grade 6-8, 5 or more players £21.00

CLASS-TAUGHT ENSEMBLE


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St38Key Stage 1-2 £21.00
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St39Key Stage 3-4 £21.00

CONCERTO


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St24Open £13.00

DUO CLASS


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St33Open £11.50
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St34Open £11.50

EASY CONCERTO / CONCERTINO


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St22Approximately Grade 4-5 £9.50

EXAMINATION MUSIC


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St11Pre-grade – Grade 2 £7.00
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St12Grade 3-4 £9.50
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St13Grade 5-6 £9.50
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St14Grade 7-8 £9.50

EXAMINATION MUSIC - NON-COMPETITIVE


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St15Pre-grade – Grade 2 £7.00
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St16Grade 3-8 £9.50
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St17Diploma £11.50

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ENSEMBLE


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St44Up to 4 players £13.00
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St455 or more players £21.00

JAZZ


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St18Grade 1-5 £9.50
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St19Grade 6+ £9.50

MIXED AGE ORCHESTRA


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St47Open £21.00

MIXED BAG


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St25Grade 5-7 £11.50

OWN CHOICE OF ONE PIECE or MOVEMENT


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St1Pre-grade – Grade1 £7.00
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St2Grade 2-3 £9.50
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St3Grade 4-5 £9.50
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St4Grade 6-7 £9.50
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St5Grade 8-8+ £11.50

RECITAL


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St37Open £19.00

RECITAL CLASS


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St26Open £19.00

ROMANTIC PIECE (1830-1900)


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St20Grade 5 and above £11.50

SOLO CLASS


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St36Open £11.50

SONATA


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St23Open £13.00
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St35Open £19.00

SWING & RAGTIME


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St18Grade 1-5 £9.50
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St19Grade 6+ £9.50

UNACCOMPANIED BACH SOLO


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St21Open £11.50

UNACCOMPANIED DUETS


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St27Grade 1-3 £9.50
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St28Grade 4-5 £9.50
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St29Grade 6-7 £9.50
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St30Grade 8-8+ £11.50

YOUTH ORCHESTRA


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St46Open £21.00