Hot on the heels of the Bromley Festival, here comes the next competitive music festival. The classes look like there are around 20 competitors in each one. Leave plenty of time to get to the festival and bring snacks if you are playing in more than one class! Please note that performing from photocopies will not be permitted.
Aim to perform your piece(s) from memory. We will have plenty of practice for this in advance of the competition. Playing from memory and taking a bow before and after the performance will make you stand out in such a large group class and give you the edge over a competitor that plays as well but doesn’t have as polished a performance. Dress smartly and keep long hair tied off your face. Croydon is a serious piano competition and you will see lots of children in their Sunday best (even if it is on a Saturday, expect to see boys in suits with dickie bows!)
I will also hold a ‘mock festival’ performance to try out performing infront of an audience from memory, to help with nerves and to practice bowing. It is vital to bow before and after you perform. Lots of people forgot to do this at Beckenham Festival, but those who remembered got a very approving look from the judge and no doubt it boosted their overall mark. The mock festival performance is on Saturday 7th of May.
Entries are as follows:
Saturday 7th of May, 2011
Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR0 5RF
2.00pm PN1 Class – Set pieces aged 6 and under. Carillon & The Bells.
2. Callum M
12. Jocelyn B
14. Dexter G
15. Scarlett K
17. Merlin B
18. Safiya W
19. Luella S
3.15pm PN3 Set pieces aged 8 and under – Flip Flop
1. Boo G
4.10pm PN2 – Set pieces aged 7 and under. Bohemian Dance & On the River
2. Amba H
4. Safiya W
17. Scarlett K
22. Clara C
All of the classes listed below are at Whitgift School – Concert Hall, Haling Park, Croydon CR2 6YT
Friday 13th May, 2011
6pm PN25 Grade 8
1. Irene B
Saturday 14th May, 2011
11.30m PN13 Beginners any age
1. Callum M – Replay by IYAZ.
8. Tommy W – Jogalong.
6.25pm PN34 Recital Class
Additional entry to be added: Amalia T, Grade 2. Caroline, please let me know the date and time for this one.
Can attend on either date for the mock festival and anytime apart from 12-1.30
So far, there have only been 2 takers for a mock festival on the 30th of April. As I will need to hire a venue for this, we would need about 8 – 10 students to chip in with costs. We are already into the month of April so it is now looking unlikely that a mock performance will take place unless a few more people respond by the end of term (8th April).
Hi, we are around on either Sat or Sunday for a mock festival that weekend if still possible. Kind regards,
Mock festival performances can be booked direct with the examiner. See here for available dates: https://se22pianoschool.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/mock-exams-mock-performance-assessments/
April 20th 4.30pm to 6.30pm
April 21st 12.00pm to 2.00pm
April 25th 4.30pm to 5.00pm
April 27th 4.00pm to 5.15pm or 7.00pm