Instrumental Classes

Date: Sun 14th March 2021

Redmaids’ High School, Westbury Rd, Westbury on Trym, Bristol. BS9 3AW

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 31.01.21


Instrumental Section Information

Rules as general rules, with additional points

1 See General Rules. - Additional points

2. All classes are OWN CHOICE

3. All times are maximums and must be strictly adhered to, otherwise the candidate may be penalised. See Festival Rule 6

4. All music for the official accompanist must be submitted to the secretary by 1 March 2021.

5. Copies of all music being performed must be provided for the adjudicator. See Rule 12.

6. Substitutions into ensemble/duet classes will be at the discretion of the secretary.

7. Only ONE piece may be played in a class.

8. A competitor may only enter a class once unless otherwise stated. However a competitor may enter with a different partner or group. See Festival Rule 7

9. 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

10. 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

.................................................................................................................................... Official Accompanist

The official accompanist for the 2021 Instrumental heats will be Matthew Goh.

Caroline Diffley

Caroline Diffley was born in Yorkshire, and studied piano at the Royal College of Music. She taught at the Kent Music School in Canterbury and at the Dragon School in Oxford before moving to the West Country. She taught piano at Wells Cathedral School for many years, working with both specialist and generalist students there. Caroline now lives and works in Exeter, where she runs a private piano teaching practice. Her pupils have achieved many successes, including being awarded the ABRSM Gold Medal, and the Sheila Mossman Memorial Prize for the highest mark in local examinations. Caroline is an ABRSM examiner of both grade exams and diplomas, and she has examined all over the world. She is also a moderator for Music Medals, and is a busy adjudicator at music festivals.

Nicola Clapham 15 Limerick Rd Bristol BS6 7DY Tel: 07557 348558 Email: nlclapham@msn.com