Strings Classes

Saturday 19th March 2022

Venue: Delrow Community Hall, Hilfield Lane, Watford, WD25 8DJ

Adjudicators: 

Stuart McGowan (guitars)

 Mark Messenger (strings) 

 Timetables have now been emailed to all entrants. If you have not received yours, please check your junk mail folder. If it is not there, please email ayelet@watfordfestival.co.uk. Accompanist information has also been emailed out. Please email if you have not received the information. It is important that you contact the accompanist before the day.
  • Please note changes to the class numbers for 2022.
  • There will be a class limit of 15 performers per class unless stated otherwise. Ensemble classes have a limit of 8 groups; Recital classes and class D8 have a maximum of 8 performers per class.
  • The winner ot D8 is eligible to win £50; the winner of D10, a trophy; other class winners are eligible to receive a certificate/medal/trophy.
  • Further changes may be necessary due to Covid-19 restrictions. We reserve the right to make last minute changes to the syllabus, programme and rules due to changes in Government guidelines.

BOWED STRINGS

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D1 Beginner Strings (up to Grade 1 inclusive) - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp) 2 mins £10.00

Violin and Viola

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D2 Violin and Viola Grades 2-3 4 mins £12.00
D3 Violin and Viola Grades 4-5 5 mins £13.00
D4 Violin and Viola Grades 6-7 8 mins £16.00
D5 Violin and Viola Grades 8+ 8 mins £16.00

Cello, Double Bass and Harp

  • D6, D7 – Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
  • D8 – You MUST perform 2 contrasting pieces in this class. Accompaniment optional. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Limited to 8 entries.
D6 Cello, Double Bass and Harp Grades 2-3 4 mins £12.00
D7 Cello, Double Bass and Harp Grades 4-6 8 mins £16.00
D8 Grade 7+ Susanna Thomas Memorial Scholarship 12 mins £20.00

Recital Classes (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp)

  • D9 – You MUST play 2-3 contrasting pieces or movements from at least 2 different works to form a balanced programme. You may only enter one recital class per instrument. You may only play pieces that you have NOT performed in any other class. Limited to 8 entries.
  • D10 – 2-3 contrasting pieces or movements from at least 2 different works to form a balanced programme. Accompaniment Optional. You may only perform pieces that you have NOT played in another class. You may only enter one recital class per instrument.
D9 Recital Beginner-Intermediate (up to Grade 6 standard) 10 mins £18.00
D10 Sallie Bowen Strings Recital (Grade 7+) 15 mins £22.00

String Ensembles

  • May include piano but also a MINIMUM of 2 stringed instruments (to include violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp). Minimum 2 string performers per group, maximum 10 performers. You may play up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Limited to 8 entries.
D11 Strings Ensemble Beginner to Grade 5 8 mins £19.00
D12 Strings Ensemble Grades 6+ 8 mins £19.00

GUITARS

Classical Guitar

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D13 Classical Guitar Beginner to Grade 2 3 mins £11.00
D14 Classical Guitar Grades 3-4 5 mins £13.00
D15 Classical Guitar Grades 5-6 8 mins £16.00
D16 Classical Guitar Grades 7+ 8 mins £16.00

Acoustic Guitar

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Please enter only ONE graded class per instrument. Accompaniment optional. Limited to 15 entries.
D17 Acoustic Guitar Beginner to Grade 4 4 mins £12.00
D18 Acoustic Guitar Grades 5+ 8 mins £16.00

Guitar Ensembles

  • Up to 2 pieces allowed to fit the total time limit. Piano accompaniment optional. Minimum 2 guitarists, maximum 10 guitarists. Limited to 8 entries.
D19 Guitar Ensembles (any age or ability) 8 mins £19.00