2020 Canberra String Festival

       

An AUSTA ACT event presented in partnership with the Wesley Music Foundation.

The festival will be held at the Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603 on 15, 16 and 17 May 2020.

DRAFT PROGRAM  (times may be adjusted depending on number of entries; entrants will be advised by email and website updated)

Section Title Limit
(mins)
START
TIME
END ENTRY
FEE
1st
PRIZE
2nd
PRIZE
3rd
PRIZE
Accompanist
                   
  FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020                
202 Competitive AMEB Grade 2 3 4:30PM 17:15 $45 Medal Medal Medal Bronwyn
203 Competitive AMEB Grade 3 4 5:25 PM 18:05 $45 Medal Medal Medal Bronwyn
  BREAK                
204 Competitive AMEB Grade 4 4 6:25 PM 19:15 $45 Medal Medal Medal Bronwyn
101 Non-competitive (details to be determined) TBA 7:30 PM 20:30 $35       Bronwyn
                   
                   
  SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020                
503 Junior Competitive Concerto (AMEB 2, 3 , 4) 5 12:30 PM 13:45 $55 $100 $60 $30 n/a
205 Competitive AMEB Grade 5 6 2:00 PM 14:40 $45 $100 $60 $30 Anthony
  BREAK                
102 Non-competitive (details to be determined) TBA 3:00 PM 16:30 $35       Anthony
102 Non-competitive (details to be determined) TBA 4:30 PM 19:00 $35       Kylie
                   
                   
  SUNDAY 17 MAY 2020                
206 Competitive AMEB Grade 6 7 1:00 PM 14:00 $45 $100 $60 $30 Anthony
207 Competitive AMEB Grade 7 7 2:10 PM 15:00 $45 $100 $60 $30 Anthony
504 Intermediate Competitive Concerto  (AMEB 5, 6 , 7) 9 3:10 PM 16:20 $55 $150 $80 $50 n/a
  BREAK                
208 Competitive AMEB Grade 8 & up 10 5:30 PM 19:05 $45 $150 $80 $50 Kylie
505 Senior Competitive Concerto (AMEB 8 and above) 14 7:15 PM 21:15 $55 $200 $100 $60 n/a
 

   RAFFLE DRAW & WRAP-UP

  9:15 PM 21:30

* Non-competitive entrants of all levels can play on either Friday or Saturday.  For each day entrants will be grouped according to playing level, and entrants will be advised of their timeslot by email.  All non-competitive entrants will receive a souvenir certificate and adjudication report.

Entries are made at https://www.trybooking.com/BITTJ

  • Multiple entries can be made in the one transaction
  • For each entry, entrant data (name, date of birth, AMEB level and teacher’s name) must be entered
  • Purchaser data (credit card holder name, address, email address, card details etc.) is entered once per transaction, after all entries have been made
  • The entry fee includes a souvenir program.

Entries closed on 2 May 2019.

Our adjudicator for the competitive sections will be the experienced violist Robert Harris.

Festival Rules and Conditions of Entry should be carefully read before an entry is made.  In particular:

  • a copy of the music must be provided by all entrants to the registration desk, for use by the adjudicators
  • entrants can only play one piece per section
  • playing time limits must be observed

A designated CSF accompanist will be available (except for the Concerto sections) at a cost of $15 for each non-competitive and competitive section (except for Concertos).  The accompanist should be contacted before the festival to ensure that they have a copy of the music to be played.

Entrants are free to use their own accompanist in place of the designated CSF accompanist (at their own cost).

Entrants are encouraged to have a rehearsal with the accompanist before the festival (at their own cost).

Bronwyn Brown can be contacted on mobile 0408 246 818, or email bbrown@grapevine.com.au

Kylie Loveland can be contacted on mobile 0431 211 976, or email kylieloveland@yahoo.com.au

Dr. Anthony Smith can be contacted on email (preferred) anthonyhsmith@bigpond.com or mobile 0 450 335 187 (call or text).

Members of the public are very welcome to attend the Festival.  Entry is by program ($5).  Entrant’s families are free.

The smooth running of the festival depends on the efforts of a small number of AUSTA ACT volunteers.  If you are able to assist in any way, please contact canberrastringfest@gmail.com