Bristol Festival of Music, Speech & Drama 2016



Instrumental Sections


Sun, 18 March 2018

Joseph Cooper Music School, Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3EZ

Section Rules:

As per General Rules, plus:

* All classes are OWN CHOICE * All times are maximums and must be strictly adhered to, otherwise the candidate may be penalised. See Festival Rule 6 * All music for the official accompanist must be submitted to the secretary by 1 March 2018. * Copies of all music being performed must be provided for the adjudicator. See Festival Rule 12. * Substitutions into ensemble/duet classes will be at the discretion of the secretary. * Only ONE piece may be played in a class. * A competitor may only enter a class once. However a competitor may enter with a different partner or group. See Festival Rule 7 * Graded Classes. Competitors should not have passed any exams higher than the grade of class entered unless with a different instrument and piece of music. See Festival Rule 8 * Performers may also enter some classes non-competitively. In which case they should inform the adjudicator who will only make comments and no award will be given.


John Reynolds GRSM, ARCM, LRAM, FISM.

John is a Clarinettist, Composer, and Pianist, who also plays the Saxophone and Organ. He studied at the Royal College of Music where he won many prizes for Clarinet, Theory of Music, and Chamber Music. He enjoyed a very active freelance playing career including Principal Clarinet in Kent Opera under Sir Roger Norrington. He always enjoyed teaching and worked at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before moving up to Manchester to tutor at the RNCM, later becoming Director of Woodwind, and Chethams School of Music. John's most recent post was Head of Woodwind at RWCMD in Cardiff. As an examiner and moderator for ABRSM for over 36 years John travelled to over thirty countries, and gave many Masterclasses abroad.

He has conducted numerous Wind Orchestras, and performed over a dozen first performances in this capacity. He lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with his wife and two teenage children.

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