Young Musicians Competition 2018


The Music Society's annual Young Musician Competition held at the King’s School, Wrexham Road, Chester CH4 7QQ on Sunday 25 November 2018 from 09.30

The competition will be open to instrumentalists in three classes:

Class 1: entrants up to and including age 12 who have achieved minimum grade 3
Class 2: age 13 to 15, minimum grade 6
Class 3: age 16 to 18; minimum grade 8
Entrants may submit any instrument of their choice (other than the organ).

The winners of each of the three classes will be further judged for the title of Chester Young Musician of the Year 2018.
Entrants must be resident within a 40 mile radius of Chester and have achieved the age stated on the date of the competition.
Entrants must be recommended by their music teacher, whose details must appear on the application form
Each entrant will be required to perform a varied programme of their own choice, of which one piece must be performed from memory. Duration: Class 3: 15 minutes; Classes 1 and 2 approximately 10 minutes.

Awards will be made as follows:
1. For the winner of each class: A cash prize of £100
2. For the overall winner and Young Musician of the Year: An additional cash prize of £250 and a Trophy (to be retained for twelve months)
3. For the winner and the runner up of each class:
A public performance organised by Chester Music Society at St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester on 16 January 2019.
(Participation in this concert is obligatory.)

Winners and runners up in Class 3, and the overall Young Musician, will be invited to apply for one of the two Music Society Bursaries, each worth £500. These will be awarded at the Society’s discretion to applicants who show outstanding promise and undertake to use them to advance the applicant’s college musical education.

Closing Date for entries: Friday 9 November 2018.

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