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About the Festival

The Festival is an annual event for amateur musicians of all ages. We offer competitive and non-competitive classes for instrumentalists, singers and ensembles to perform their pieces in a friendly environment. All our classes are overseen by a specialist adjudicator who provides supportive feedback on the performance.


The Festival was started in 1920 and has been held every year since then with only two exceptions.

The Concerto Class is a unique and special part of our Festival, providing the opportunity for four finalists to perform a movement from a concerto with a full orchestral accompaniment during our final evening concert.

Why enter the Festival?

  • Perform in a friendly environment and in a beautiful venue

  • Gain a fresh perspective with supportive feedback from an expert adjudicator

  • Meet other musicians playing at your level and be inspired by their playing

  • Compete for a medal, or enter a non-competitive class - your choice!

  • Be part of a tradition of music making dating back to 1920

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