2022 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 Sunday 5 June 2022.

All sections are non-competitive.

Session 1 – 1.00pm

Session 2 – 3.30pm

Session 3 – 6.00pm

There are limited places available in each session. Once the session is full no further entrants can be accepted. Please choose another session time. After entries are closed, we will order each session according to the entrant’s age and stage into smaller groups, and advise entrants by email of an approximate group start time.

Each piece will be limited to a maximum of 5 minutes.

All performers will receive a Certificate and adjudication report.

To register: https://www.trybooking.com/BYTLE

Registrations close: 20 May 2022 at 5.00pm.

Our adjudicators for all sections will be pairs of local teachers. All performers will have the option to register twice to play two (2) pieces, $35.00 per piece.

Entrants need to bring a copy of the music for the adjudicator, and a copy of the piano music for the accompanist.

A designated accompanist will be available at each session free of charge.

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

Session 1  Marie Searles  mob 0468 497 980  marie_searles@hotmail.com

Session 2  Mark Johnson  mob 0429 431 921 johnson.music.lessons@gmail.com

Session 3  Bronwyn Brown  mob 0408 246 818 bbrown@grapevine.com.au

In an attempt to manage numbers more effectively during these still quite uncertain Covid-19 times, we have decided not to run any competitive AMEB Grade sections this year with an out of state adjudicator.

What we are offering is an opportunity for students to perform 1 or 2 pieces in a performance rather than competitive environment.

Each student selects a session time and we sort them into groups of 10 performances to happen during that 2 hour session. There is a 5 minute maximum limit for each performance. Obviously shorter pieces are most welcome too.

In the Trybooking application each student is asked a variety of questions so that we can sort the performers into groups of 10 performances according to age and stage of playing.

Each performer will receive a report on each piece that they perform, and a certificate to reward them for their efforts. The reports will be written by pairs of local teachers, thus ensuring that no student gets a report written by their own teacher.

Students can bring their own accompanist or select to have the Festival accompanist for the session they’ve selected. In all instances they are encouraged to organise a rehearsal (at their own expense) before the Festival, so we will pass contact details to them for the accompanist scheduled for their session.

Entrant’s families are welcome to attend the Festival, however Covid-19 rules will limit the size of the audience.

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