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Instrumental

Whether you play the violin, the cello, recorder, guitar or an electronic keyboard there is a class for you in the Instrumental Section. With more classes than any other section there are opportunities to perform as a soloist or with others in an ensemble. The Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals are always hotly contested and offer a wonderful showcase for the best of each instrumental group. 

NEW for 2020 on the evening of 12th March: Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year.
Junior Concerto Classes offer a special challenge for all instruments. Classes for both age groups will take place on Tuesday 25th February on the Main Stage at the White Rock Theatre.
Browse the Instrumental syllabus and make your entries online.

Any queries contact the section secretary,
Gillian Muhlemann: gillianmu@sky.com

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Classes


3008 Piano. Age under 8
Set piece: Start the Music! by David Blackwell and White Sand and Grey Sand arranged by Jane Sebba from Piano Star 1 compiled and edited by David Blackwell and Aisling Greally (Associated Board)
Award: JAMES MORREN MEMORIAL CUP

1 Henry French 3 James French
2 Freddie Fane 4 Frederica Sheppard


3012 Piano. Age 8 years only
Set piece: Shopping Trolley Rag by Alan Bullard (without optional duet part) and Ten o'Clock Tiptoe by Sarah Watts from Piano Star 1 compiled and edited by David Blackwell and Aisling Greally (Associated Board)
Award: SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss Patricia Cain)

1 Emily Dyer 3 Anna Campbell
2 Hana Lagadec 4 Edward Marsden

3000 Beginners Piano. Age under 9
Set piece: Any two solo pieces (without any optional duet part) from Piano Magic Tutor Book 1 by Jane Sebba (A & C Black, London)

1 Frankie Prime 3 Eric Han
2 Sebastian Serrano

3016 Piano. Age 9 years only
Set piece: The Cool Wizard! by Pam Wedgwood and Podgy Tourers by Gary Carpenter from Piano All Sorts Initial to Grade 1 (Faber Trinity Repertoire Library)
Award: NYE CUP

1 Elizabeth O'Sullivan 5 Milo Dewar
2 Jia Jing You 6 Annabel Lowe
3 William Cloves 7 Libby Whiteside
4 Kitty Tritton 8 Lancelot Sheppard

3004 Beginners Piano. Age 9 and under 15
Set piece: Any two solo pieces (without any optional duet part) from Abracadabra Piano book 2 by Jane Sebba (A & C Black, London)
Award: F & E RATCLIFFE CUP

1 Sophia Rose Walker O'Rourke 2 Ella Rose Rice Salisbury

3084 Piano Sonatina. Age under 11
Award: MRS L. LOCKYER CUP

1 Rupert Sheppard 2 Clara Foley

3020 Piano. Age 10 years only
Set piece: The Little Dove (Czech Traditional) and A Porcupine Dance by Kabalevsky from Raise the Bar Initial to grade 2 (Trinity College London Press)
Award: FERNBANK CUP

1 Lujane Smallman 3 Rupert Sheppard
2 Clara Foley 4 George Moore

3024 Piano. Age 11 years only
Set piece: Courante by Rosalind Anne Greenidge and Reggae by Christopher Norton from Raise the Bar Initial to grade 2 (Trinity College London Press)
Award: NANCY CORDERY CUP (Presented by Miss Nancy Cordery)

1 Rhianna Swift

3180 Piano Duet. Age under 11
Set piece: Big Ben and Polka from First Duet Album by Barbara Kirkby-Mason (Bosworth)
Award: The Piano Cup

1 Annabel Lowe and Rafael Serrano (Rafael Serrano, Annabel Lowe)

3184 Piano Duet. Age under 15
Set piece: Pastorale by Chaminade from Real Repertoire Piano Duets grades 4-6 (Faber, Real Repertoire Library)
Award: JEAN TUCKNOTT CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss Jean Tucknott)

1 (Eleanor Moore, Jemima Batten)

3056 Primary Piano. Any age 2 mins

1 Elizabeth O'Sullivan 5 Rafael Serrano
2 Rhianna Swift 6 Eryk Leport
3 James French 7 Arlo Kent
4 Milo Dewar

3060 Elementary Piano. Any age 2 mins
Award: CYNTHIA CLARKE CUP (Presented by Cynthia Clarke)

1 Jia Jing You 4 Tobias Bristow
2 William Cloves 5 Annabel Lowe
3 Robert Megit 6 Izzie Lambert

3064 Transitional Piano. Any age 3 mins
Award: VIVIAN GRAY MEMORIAL TROPHY

1 Clara Foley 7 Mariella Einert
2 Carys Weston 8 Andres Garza-Villarreal
3 Kirsty Lowe 9 Lancelot Sheppard
4 George Moore 10 Cara Bosch
5 Ayanna Patel 11 Edward Marsden
6 Theo Davies 12 Lujane Smallman

3068 Lower Piano. Any age 3 mins
Award: COUNTESS BRASSEY CUP

1 Jemima Batten 3 Quincy Wareham
2 Clementine Dawson 4 William Moyce

3124 Piano Contemporary. Age under 12 3 mins
Award: JEAN LOCKYER CUP

1 Peter Champkin 6 Isabelle Ho
2 Alexander Wakeford 7 Arlo Kent
3 Tobias Bristow 8 Rupert Sheppard
4 Annabel Lowe 9 Lancelot Sheppard
5 Rafael Serrano 10 Edward Marsden

3104 Piano Bach. Age under 12 5 mins
Award: JOSEPH PARSONS CUP

1 Arlo Kent 3 Lujane Smallman
2 Edward Marsden

3156 Piano Bronze Medal. Age under 15
Set piece: Song of the Lark from Album for the Young op 39 by Tchaikovsky ed Howard Ferguson (Associated Board)
Award: BRONZE MEDAL

1 Peter Champkin 4 Ella Precious
2 Eleanor Moore 5 Rupert Sheppard
3 Alexander Wakeford 6 Philippe Cheong

3076 Piano. Borough Residents Age under 12
Set piece: Taking It Easy by John York and Mazurka by E Szonyi from Piano All Sorts Initial to Grade 1 (Faber)
Award: GREENLEES CHALLENGE CUP

1 Annabel Lowe 3 Edward Marsden
2 Lancelot Sheppard

3028 Piano. Age 12 years only
Set piece: Strange Things Happen by Sarah Watts from Encore book 1 compiled by Karen Marshall (Associated Board)
Award: BARBARA TURNER CUP

1 Robert Megit 3 Eva de Menezes
2 Ella Precious

3032 Piano. Age 13 years only
Set piece: Ballade from 25 Easy and Progressive Studies op 100 by Burgmuller (Associated Board)
Award: SILVER CHALLENGE CUP 'A' (Presented by Miss Patricia Cain)

1 Carys Weston 3 William Moyce
2 Jemima Batten

3128 Piano Contemporary. Age under 16 4 mins
Award: JOHN LONGMIRE SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Eleanor Moore 3 Philippe Cheong
2 Julia Malcolm

3088 Piano Sonatina. Age 11 and under 13
Award: CHARLES CRACKNELL MEMORIAL CUP

1 Alexander Wakeford 3 Ella Precious
2 Isabelle Ho

3108 Piano Bach. Age under 16 5 mins
Award: P.J.MORREN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Ella Precious 2 Philippe Cheong

3092 Piano Sonatina. Age 13 and under 15
Award: MARION TIGHE SILVER CHALLENGE TROPHY (Presented by Mr W J Hilder)

1 Eleanor Moore


3096 Piano Sonata. Age under 16
Award: MARJORIE SKELLORN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss Marjorie Skellorn)

1 Philippe Cheong

3072 Higher Piano. Any age 3 mins
Award: CURWEN CUP

1 Peter Champkin

3140 Piano Recital. Age under 16 10 mins
Award: ALEXANDRIA JAGIELSKI CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Mrs Alexandria Jagielski)

1 Arjun Kolani 3 Ethan Caulker
2 Prokop Spanel 4 Philippe Cheong

3160 Piano Silver Medal. Age 15 and under 18
Set piece: Notturno op 54 no 4 by Grieg (Peters)
Award: SILVER MEDAL

1 Arjun Kolani 3 Ethan Caulker
2 Prokop Spanel


3048 Piano. Age 18 and over 5 mins
Award: FLORIAN WILLIAMS SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Margaret Blurton

3052 Senior Piano. Age 60 and over 5 mins

1 Sheenah Lintott

3100 Piano Sonata. Age 16 and over

1 Sheenah Lintott 3 Margaret Blurton
2 Mone Watanabe

3120 Piano French Composer. Age 16 and over Open 10 mins
Award: EILEEN WARREN ROSE BOWL

1 Margaret Blurton 2 Joseph Barker

3144 Piano Recital. Age 16 and over. Open 15 mins
Award: GIPPS DIPLOMA CUP (Presented by Mrs Bryan and Miss Laura Gipps)

1 Louie Anderson-Douglas 2 Joseph Barker

3112 Piano Bach. Any age
Award: A D'BRETHERTON SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss A. D'Bretherton)

1 Sheenah Lintott

3196 Strings Beginners - Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp 3 mins

1 Ayla Ulucan Da Silva 2 Lucy Bartholemew

3220 Violin Solo. Age under 9. 3 mins

1 Lancelot Sheppard

3224 Violin Solo. Age 9 and under 11. 3 mins

1 Ava Godden-Blanks 2 Matthew Rayner

3272 Violoncello Solo. Age under 9. 3 mins

1 Lucy Rayner 2 Oliver Moh

3276 Violoncello Solo. Age 9 and under 11. 3 mins

1 Rupert Sheppard

3216 Strings. Grade 2-3 Standard. Any age. 3 mins

1 Lancelot Sheppard

3228 Violin Solo. Age 11 and under 13. 4 mins
Award: ALAN DOONE CUP

1 Clementine Dawson

3232 Violin Solo. Age 13 and under 15. 5 mins
Award: EARL DE LA WARR CUP

1 Alice Younger

3197 Strings Solo Unaccompanied. Age under 18

1 Alice Younger 3 Katie Keen
2 Oliver Moh

3208 Strings Silver Medal. Age 15 and under 18 5 mins
Award: SILVER MEDAL

1 Rupert Sheppard

3236 Violin Solo. Age 15 and under 17. 5 mins
Award: BOSWORTH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Chloe Bowers-Soriano

3324 Harp Solo. Any age. 5 mins

1 Willow Greenwood


3352 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 16 and over 5 mins
Award: SILVER CHALLENGE CUP B Presented by Mrs S Johnstone

1 Tom Bruges

3199 Strings Sonata. Any age. Open. 10 mins

1 Katie Keen

3200 Strings Recital. Any age. 10 mins
Award: THE GEOFFREY SANDS MEMORIAL TROPHY

1 Steven Marsh 3 Penny Phillips
2 Antonio Ulucan Da Silva

3212 Strings. Gold Medal . Any age. Open 10 mins
Award: GOLD MEDAL

1 Chloe Bowers-Soriano 3 Alice Younger
2 Katie Keen


3372 Recorder Beginners. Any age. 2 mins

1 Edward Fox

3401 Recorder Recital Any age. 10 mins
Award: THE LAURELS TROPHY

1 Alex Rayment

3496 Woodwind Ensemble. Age under 14. 5 mins

1 Battle Abbey Prep Ocarina Ensemble

3476 Elementary Recorder Band Any age. 6 mins
Award: THE PIPEAUX SHIELD

1 Breathless Belles

3504 Woodwind Bronze Medal. 6 mins
Award: BRONZE MEDAL

1 Jessica Powell

3484 Woodwind Beginners. Age under 12. 3 mins
1 Ava Edwards

3488 Woodwind. Age under 14

1 Jessica Powell 3 Buckley Blunden
2 Varnika Parthasarathy

3512 Woodwind Recital. Any age. 10 mins
Award: THE WOODWIND CUP

1 Jessica Powell

3482 Woodwind Grades 3-4 standard. Any age. 3 mins

1 Clara Foley

3490 Woodwind Age 14 and under 16

1 Elena Barry

3494 Woodwind Age 16 and over

1 Sheila Collyer

3508 Woodwind Gold Medal. Any age. Open 10 mins
Award: GOLD MEDAL

1 Galina Baxter


3908 Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age under 12. 5 mins
Award: THE BONNER TROPHY

1 Luke Saint

3915 Electronic Keyboard Solo. Any age. 4 mins

1 Luke Saint

3921 Electronic Keyboard Gold Medal. 10 mins
Award: GOLD MEDAL

1 Brooke Nicholls


3588 Brass Ensemble. Age under 14.

10mins

Award: BATTLE TOWN BAND TROPHY (Presented by Battle Town Band)

1 Vinehall Brass

3556 Brass Primary. Any age.

Up to 4 mins

1 Lexi Fulford
2 Wynnie Godfrey
3 Henry Powis
4 James Rowland
5 Stanley Yeats

3568 Brass Intermediate. Any age.

4 mins

1 William Curtis

3536 Brass Duet. Age 13 and under 19.

7 mins

1 Alfie Saunters James Gardiner (James Gardiner, Alfie Saunters)

3560 Brass Elementary. Any age. 4 mins

1 Boudewijn Igbokwe
2 Curtis Yan
3 Heathcliff Greenwood

3572 Brass Bronze Medal. Any age. 6 mins
Award: BRONZE MEDAL

1 Sami Barke
2 Leo Avery
3 Gryffyn Watkin
4 Sebastian Starr

3576 Brass Silver Medal. Any age. 8 mins
Award: SILVER MEDAL

1 Mary Keast-Butler
2 Thomas Sturges

3581 Brass Recital. Any age. 15 mins

1 Toby Sell

3544 Brass Trio. Age under 13. 5 mins.

1 Leo Avery, Thomas Sturges, Mary Keast-Butler

 

Tue 25th February. Venue: White Rock - Main Hall

Morning

3600 Instrumental  Concerto.  Age 13 and under. 10 mins
Award:  £150 subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

1 Galina Baxter                                                  
2 Alexander Wakeford                
3 Arjun Kolani
4 Matthew Rayner
5 Galina Baxter                                    

3602 Instrumental Concerto.  Age 14 and under 18. 15 mins
Award:  £150 subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.  

1 Alice Younger                  
2 Katie Keen     
3 Daisy Noton


3360 Chamber Music. Any age. 15 mins
Award: ANN KENWOOD SILVER CHALLENGE TROPHY

1 Battle Abbey Strings

3358 Chamber Music. Age under 18 12 mins

1 Strings Attached (Steven Marsh, Mone Watanabe)

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3880 World Music. Any Age 10 mins

1 Senlac Bells
2 Caklempong ASiS, Malaysia
3 Buckswood Pipe Band

3116 Piano Chopin. Age 16 and over. Open 10 mins
Award: THE CHOPIN CUP

1 Howard Allan

3164 Piano Gold Medal. Any age. Open
Award: GOLD MEDAL

1 Basil Sturdee
2 Joseph Barker

3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year
Award: Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year Trophy

Thu 12th March. Venue: White Rock - Main Hall

Morning

3900 Primary Schools First Access 10 mins
Award: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CUP Presented by: Mrs Ann Hohenkerk

1 Hollington Primary Academy Buzzard Class

2. Hollington Primary Academy Falcon Class
3 Chantry Community Primary School
4 Crowhurst Church of England Primary School: Squirrels Class Violas
5 St.Thomas' Primary School Ukelele Y5
6 St.Thomas' Primary School Ukelele Y4
7 Ark Little Ridge Cardiff
8 Ark Little Ridge Chichester
9 Salehurst Primary
10 Little Common School Orchestra
11 Icklesham Primary School Ukulele Group


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Adjudicators

Kenneth Roberts Piano and woodwind MA, BA(Hons) ATCL, PGCE

Kenneth works as Musical Director for numerous companies at home and abroad. He has played and conducted at many prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, etc. His second opera, 'Mister Butterfly,' which he wrote in 1994 was premiered in Hong Kong and featured in a BBC World Service documentary. He also enjoys giving lecture recitals on subjects ranging from Mozart to ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton. He has worked extensively in New Hampshire, USA, on educational music projects and in 2002 fulfilled a commission from the Purcell School, with the Vaughan-Williams Trust, as part of their centenary celebrations for Sir William Walton. Kenneth is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. www.kennethroberts.co.uk.

Kay Tucker LTCL, ARCM, AGSM, PGCA, PGCE

Kay Tucker was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and began studies on the cello at the age of 12, continuing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Her portfolio career has combined teaching and adjudicating with performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.

Since 1998, Kay has been in popular demand as an Adjudicator throughout the UK, having worked at well over 200 festivals including the National Festival of Music for Youth. ‘Encouragement’ is a key word in all aspects of Kay’s work and she has great joy in working alongside musicians of all ages, particularly the very young.

Kay's passion for teaching led her to develop an early years strings & general musicianship system known as ‘Stringbabies’. Since its’ inception in 2004, ‘Stringbabies’ has become well established and accepted as a leading approach in strings teaching (surprisingly to all ages!) and is being delivered throughout the UK and abroad in individual teaching practices, schools and music services.

In 2016, Musicbabies for Recorder was published, being the first adaptation of Stringbabies for a non-stringed instrument.

Kay is currently working in partnership with Victoria College Examinations to develop a bespoke Stringbabies Award for beginner string players.

In 2013 and 2014, Stringbabies was shortlisted for the Inaugural Rhinegold Music Teachers Awards for Excellence in music education. In 2014 Kay was also a finalist in the BBC Community Heroes Awards in Education in respect of her work in developing ‘Stringbabies’.

Over recent years, Kay worked as a consultant to Trinity Guildhall, selecting and co-selecting repertoire for graded exams and diplomas.

Kay is a Trustee and member of the Executive council of the European String Teacher’s Association (ESTA) as well as chairman of Horsham Performers Platform.

Kay became an Adjudicator Member of the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1997 and undertook the Post-graduate Certificate in Adjudication in 1999/2000, www.stringbabies.com.

Crispian Steele-Perkins

Crispian Steele-Perkins is known as a virtuoso solo trumpeter who performs at London’s Royal Albert, Festival and Barbican Halls, previously also New York Carnegie, Boston Symphony, Sydney Opera and Tokyo Suntory Halls. He also enjoys appearing at British provincial festivals and concert clubs. During the first twenty years of his long career he played in major orchestras [Royal Philharmonic, English National Opera, English Baroque Soloists] . His playing is best known for the signature tune to The Antiques Roadshow and as a prolific recording artist he was described by Continuo Magazine [USA] as ‘the world’s foremost exponent of the Baroque Trumpet’. In Oct 2015 the BBC’s CD Review selected his recording of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto as the best available. As well as playing on many film and TV scores he has accompanied singers such as Dame Kiri te Kawana, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Leslie Garrett and on TV Kate Bush and Sir Cliff Richard; in a varied career he also played lead trumpet for Led Zeppelin and Frank Zappa.

Ann Hohenkerk ALCM FISM

Ann has been involved in the world of music for most of her life! She took piano and recorder lessons from an early age with the late Mrs Violet Harvey, a very well-known music teacher in Hastings. Ann began teaching at the age of 15, and is still running her own music school in Fairlight. Her passion for the keyboard and electronic organ began back in the 80’s when she trained as an organ teacher with Yamaha Music UK. She went on to become a Regional Instructor for them, training many teachers throughout the UK. Ann became an examiner for the London College of Music, travelling and examining extensively throughout the UK and the Far East. She has published a book of keyboard band arrangements for LCM, and has been an advisor for their keyboard curriculum. Ann is delighted to be asked to adjudicate this year. She has been involved with the Hastings Musical Festival for over 50 years, and would like to wish all of the performers, young, and not so young, a very happy time at the festival!.