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2024 Concerto Class Entry

Entry to the 2024 Concerto Class is a two step process, with payment only being taken when your entry is approved.

To enter:

  • First, complete the entry form, below

  • We will review your entry. If approved, you will be emailed a link to pay online to complete your entry

Before entering, please read the following information carefully:

  • The competition is to perform a Concerto or movement(s) from a Concerto, with piano accompaniment, not to exceed 20 minutes (including orchestral tuttis). Official accompanists will not be provided for this class.

  • This is an advanced-level competition, open to any age but strictly for amateur performers (please see Regulation 1 – Eligibility). Previous winners may not compete in it again.

  • All entries must be submitted by an adult i.e, someone over 18, or by someone on behalf of the performer - a teacher, parent or guardian.

  • The choice of Concerto is subject to approval and only one entry is permitted per competitor. Unsuitable works, eg requiring too large or complex an orchestration, may be refused. When applying to enter the class, entrants will be asked to supply full details of orchestration, source of the parts, name of accompanist, and their availability for the first round on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January.

  • Once the choice of Concerto is approved, the entry can be completed and payment made. It is advisable to make the initial application at least two weeks before the closing date of 30 November 2023.

  • At the First Round four competitors will be selected to perform exactly the same movement(s), presented for the First Round, in the Final at St Cuthbert’s Church on Sunday 10 March 2024, accompanied by the Friends of the Festival Orchestra. This performance should not exceed 20 minutes.

  • Finalists will be responsible for the cost of hiring the orchestral parts.

  • By entering this class, you confirm that you have read and agree to abide by the Festival Regulations in the 2024 Syllabus. You also consent to being photographed by an ECFA-approved photographer and to any photographs being used in Festival publicity.

Proceed to 2024 Concerto Class Entry Form (Google Forms) >>

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