Strings

Adjudicator: Kathryn Hardman GRSM ARMCM(Dist) Closing date for entries: 14th November 2021
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD * Please send entries/titles to: Catherine Ward
Dates: 12th – 13th March 20227 Dunbar Place, Dunbar Road, Milton, PO4 8HQ
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Kathryn Hardman trained as a violinist at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with distinction both in performance and teaching, subsequently working as a freelance musician, and teaching at the RNCM. She held the post of Head of Strings for the County of Avon from 1985–1991, directing senior ensembles and also teaching for the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department.

Kathryn has established an extensive private teaching practice in Bristol and also teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Bristol University.

Kathryn enjoys tutoring on holiday music courses including NCO, NYCO and her own chamber music course, “Novacorda”. She is also an Adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. Time permitting, other interests are travel, walking and Shakespeare.

PLEASE NOTE:

In classes St1, St2, St6, St9 and St10 only, the title and composer of the piece to be played must be specified but may be changed up to 7th January 2022.  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.

Please see the full rules and regulations here.

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ACCOMPANIED DUETS

Own choice of one or two pieces. Any combination of string instruments.


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St34Grade 1-5 £11.50
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St35Grade 6-8 £11.50

ADULT CLASSES


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St37Duo Class - Open £11.50
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St38Sonata - Open £19.00
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St39Solo Class - Open £11.50
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St40Recital- Open.   £19.00

ADULT ORCHESTRA

All players to be aged 18 years and over on 1st September 2022 and no longer in full-time, non-advanced education.


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St51Open £21.00

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Own choice of one piece or movement. Any combination of instruments, including a string instrument. At least three players, each playing a separate part. Please state the number of players (and names if known) on your entry form.


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St43Grade 1-5, up to 4 players £11.50
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St44Grade 1-5,  5 or more players £21.00
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St45Grade 6-8, up to 4 players £13.00
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St46Grade 6-8, 5 or more players £21.00

CLASS-TAUGHT ENSEMBLE

For performers who have been learning together as a class, all playing the same instrument or a mixture of instruments. Music may be a single melody line or in parts; any number of pieces may be played within the time limit. A piano accompaniment or a backing track may be added if desired. Minimum number of 5 players, no maximum. Please state expected number on the entry form.


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St41Key Stage 1-2 £21.00
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St42Key Stage 3-4 £21.00

DUO CLASS

For string instrument and any other instrument. Own choice of one piece or movement. Both players to be named on the entry form as both will be adjudicated.


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St36Open £11.50

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ENSEMBLE

Own choice of one piece or movement. Any combination of instruments including a string instrument. At least three players, each playing a separate part. No age limit but should include at least one player who is 18 years or under. Please state the number of players (and names if known) on your entry form.


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St47Up to 4 players. £13.00
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St485 or more players. £21.00

MIXED AGE ORCHESTRA

Players of all ages.


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St50Open £21.00

UNACCOMPANIED DUETS

Own choice of one or two pieces. Any combination of string instruments.


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St30Grade 1-3 £9.50
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St31Grade 4-5 £9.50
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St32Grade 6-7 £9.50
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St33Grade 8-8+ £11.50

YOUTH ORCHESTRA

All players to be aged 18 years and under on 1st September 2022.


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St49Open £21.00

20th / 21st CENTURY SOLO

Own choice of piece written between the beginning of the twentieth century and the present day.


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St09(ST9)Pre-grade – Grade 1 £7.00
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St10Grade 2-3 £9.50
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St11Grade 4-5 £9.50
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St12Grade 6-7 £9.50
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St13Grade 8-8+ £11.50

CONCERTO

One movement or piece originally intended/written for performance with orchestra.


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St27Open £13.00

EASY CONCERTO / CONCERTINO

Approximate Grade 4-5. Own choice of one or two contrasting movements.


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St25Approximately Grade 4-5 £9.50

EXAMINATION MUSIC

Own choice of one piece chosen from any current Examining Board syllabus. Please state the exact time on entry form.


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St14Pre-grade – Grade 2 £7.00
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St15Grade 3-4 £9.50
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St16Grade 5-6 £9.50
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St17Grade 7-8 £9.50

EXAMINATION MUSIC - NON-COMPETITIVE

Any grade. For adjudication only. One piece from any current examination syllabus.


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St18Pre-grade – Grade 2 £7.00
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St19Grade 3-8 £9.50
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St20Diploma £11.50

JAZZ

Own choice of piece.


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St21Grade 1-5 £9.50
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St22Grade 6+ £9.50

MIXED BAG

Own choice of two contrasting pieces.


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St28Grade 5-7 £11.50

OWN CHOICE OF ONE PIECE or MOVEMENT for BOWED STRINGS

N.B. Harpists may enter all classes unless specified for bowed strings.


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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

OWN CHOICE OF ONE PIECE or MOVEMENT for HARPS

N.B. Harpists may enter all classes unless specified for bowed strings.


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St6Grade 1-2 £7.00
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St7Grade 3-5 £9.50
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St8Grade 6-8+ £9.50

RECITAL

Own choice of a group of two or three contrasting pieces. Performers will be adjudicated on their programme choice, dress and presentation as well as their performance and are encouraged to play at least one piece from memory.



RECITAL CLASS

Own choice of a group of two or three contrasting pieces. Performers will be adjudicated on their programme choice, dress and presentation as well as their performance and are encouraged to play at least one piece from memory.


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St29Open £19.00

ROMANTIC PIECE (1830-1900)

Own choice piece must have been written by a composer living between the dates shown above and be romantic in style.


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St23Grade 5 and above £11.50

SOLO CLASS

Own choice of pieces or movements.



SONATA

Own choice of one or two contrasting movements.


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St26Open £13.00

SWING & RAGTIME

Own choice of piece.


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St21Grade 1-5 £9.50
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St22Grade 6+ £9.50

UNACCOMPANIED BACH SOLO

Own choice of one or two movements from any work by J. S. Bach for an unaccompanied string instrument.


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St24Open £11.50