All entries for the 2020 festival are now closed.
Please come back at the beginning of September to enter for 2021!
|Adjudicator:||Rosanna Whitfield Dip RCM ARCM PGCE||Closing date for entries: 15th November 2019|
|Venue:||Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD.||* Please send entries/titles to: Tony Smart|
|Dates:||15th – 16th February 2020||Taffrail, Crede Lane, Bosham, PO18 8NX.|
As an experienced adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals, Rosanna Whitfield is regularly called upon to adjudicate in the UK and abroad and has forged long-standing links with specialist music schools in Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Her positive, interactive adjudicating style induces young musicians to participate, year on year.
Rosanna’s vast experience as a performer, teacher and presenter, teamed with an innate love of music, underpins her unstoppable drive as a dedicated campaigner for music in education. Her natural ability to captivate audiences and inspire young musicians to achieve their dreams stems from an unquestionable belief that music can change lives.
As Director of Music at Whitgift School, Rosanna has devised educational projects for all levels of musician from beginner to advanced, and regularly presents interactive concerts and masterclasses to thousands of primary school pupils. A keen conductor and composer, she directed the world première of her work, ‘The Gift’, at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls in November 2012, involving over 300 performers.
Instrumental in developing the Whitgift International Music Competition in 2013, Rosanna continues to promote the outstanding benefits of the many musical projects offered by the school and supported by the Whitgift Foundation.
The Sturge Trophy will be awarded for the best solo performance (14 years & under)
The Zurich Insurance Woodwind Cup will be awarded for the best performance (15-18 years)
The Karen Cup for musicianship and versatility will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator for a performer playing in a number of classes and demonstrating the ability to communicate music in different genres
The Hunt Baroque Cup will be awarded to the best performance of a piece written between 1600 and 1750
All performers are encouraged to give a short introduction to their piece(s).