Regulations

Instrumental Regulations


1. The festival is entirely self-supporting and relies upon the goodwill and generosity of friends and committee members. Offers of help and donations are much appreciated.

2. Programmes will be available by post adding £3.00 to the entry form

3. Certificates may be awarded to all candidates.  First and Second Award certificates will be given in all classes where a sufficiently high standard has been achieved.  A Third Award Certificate may be given at the adjudicator’s discretion.

4. Competitors will be placed in the categories laid down by the Federation of Festivals as follows:

  • OUTSTANDING: An exceptional performance both technically and musically.
  • DISTINCTION: An excellent performance, technically and musically.
  • COMMENDED: A convincing performance, technically and musically.
  • MERIT: A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability.
  • MODERATE: A performance showing development of technique and/or communication.
  • FAIR: A performance limited in its communication.

A grade of Outstanding or Distinction is generally required for the award of trophies, but may be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator.

5. Da Capo marks should be observed but repeat marks should be omitted.  Candidates may play more than one piece in all classes.  Time restrictions apply.  It is stressed that an awareness of stage presentation will be taken into account (acknowledgement of applause, etc).

6. In Duet classes and Group Classes, age is defined by that of the elder partner. Competitors may not play more than once in the same class, and may not play the same piece in another class.

7. Candidates should announce the title and composer before performing. YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY FOR THE ADJUDICATOR. A photo copy is allowed provided that the competitor has already purchased a copy and must be brought for each performance. The photo copy is for reference only and will be destroyed by the steward after the event.

8. Cups and Certificates will be presented immediately after each class. Bursaries will be presented at the end of each session. Mark sheets may be collected from the door steward.

9.  Cups are held for one year. Engraving may be carried out at the winner’s expense. TROPHIES MUST BE RETURNED BY 1st FEBRUARY 2015. Please would all competitors kindly clean the cups before returning them.

10. The committee reserves the right to appoint replacement adjudicators and to make any alterations which may be necessary.  In classes where there is only one entry, the committee reserves the right to cancel or amalgamate classes.  The Adjudicator’s decision is final in all matters.

11. A stamped addressed envelope must be included with all letters requiring a response.

12. Age (if under 30) as on day of competition.

13. Candidates are asked to keep strictly to the time-limits. They may be disqualified if playing longer than the time set.  Musically satisfactory excerpts are acceptable. Regarding the First, Second or Third Prize awards, the winner must reside or be educated in Kent. The title Kent Festival Young Pianist of the Year (13-19 years) can only be received once by a competitor. An adjudicator’s prize may be available for competitors who do not meet this regulation.

14. The use of any kind of Audio or Visual recording is not permitted during performance or during the adjudicator’s remarks as this is an infringement of copyright law, as well as being distracting to those taking part.

15. CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 12th October 2016, NO LATE ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED.  If there are more entries than time allows, the committee reserve the right to hold some classes on the previous evening.

16. In the event of cancellation of the Festival, entry fees will be refunded less 10% to cover administration.

17. A full copy of our Child Protection Policy will be printed in the programme.

Paper entries should be sent to:

Miss M. Grove
20 Westgate Close,
Canterbury,
Kent
CT2 8JP

01227 760816

Kentfestival@gmail.com

Any part of this syllabus and the entry form may be photocopied as required.

Piano Regulations

1. The festival is entirely self-supporting and relies upon the goodwill and generosity of friends and committee members. Offers of help and donations are much appreciated.

2. Programmes will be available by post adding £3.00 to entry form.

3. Certificates may be awarded to all candidates. First and Second Award Certificates will be given in all classes where a sufficiently high standard has been achieved. A Third Award Certificate may be given at the adjudicator’s discretion.

4. Competitors will be placed in the categories laid down by the Federation of Festivals as follows:

OUTSTANDING: An exceptional performance both technically and musically.

DISTINCTION: An excellent performance, technically and musically.

COMMENDED: A convincing performance, technically and musically.

MERIT: A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability.

MODERATE: A performance showing development of technique and/or communication.

FAIR: A performance limited in its communication.

A grade of Outstanding or Distinction is required for the award of trophies. Trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator.

5. Da Capo marks should be observed but repeat marks should be omitted. Candidates may play more than one piece in all classes. Time restrictions apply. It is stressed that an awareness of stage presentation will be taken into account (acknowledgement of applause, etc).

6. In Duet classes, age is defined by that of the elder partner. Competitors may not play more than once in the same class, and may not play the same piece in another class.

7. Candidates should announce the title and composer before performing.

YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY FOR THE ADJUDICATOR. A photocopy is allowed provided that the competitor has already purchased a copy and must be brought for each performance. The

photocopy is for reference only and will be destroyed by the steward after the event.

8. Cups and Certificates will be presented immediately after each class. Bursaries will be presented at the end of each session. Mark sheets may be collected from the door steward.

9. Cups are held for one year. Engraving may be carried out at the winner’s expense. TROPHIES MUST BE RETURNED BY 12th

OCTOBER 2017. Please would all competitors kindly clean the cups before returning them.

10. The committee reserves the right to appoint replacement adjudicators and to make any alterations which may be necessary. In classes where there is only one entry, the committee reserves the right to cancel or amalgamate classes. The Adjudicator’s decision is final in all matters.

11. A stamped addressed envelope must be included with all letters requiring a response.

12. Age (if under 30) as on day of competition.

13. The title Kent Festival Young Pianist of the Year (13-19 years) can only be received once by a competitor.

14. Candidates are asked to keep strictly to the time-limits. They may be disqualified if playing longer than the time set. Musically satisfactory excerpts are acceptable.

15. The use of any kind of Audio or Visual recording is not permitted during performance or during the adjudicator’s remarks as this is an infringement of copyright law, as well as being distracting to those taking part.

16. CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – 12th OCTOBER. LATE ENTRIES WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION CHARGE OF £5. If there are more entries than time allows, the committee reserve the right to hold some classes on the previous evening.

17. In the event of cancellation of the Festival, entry fees will be refunded less 10% to cover administration.

18. A full copy of our Child Protection Policy will be printed in the programme.

Entries may be completed online or sent to:

Mr. Stephen Dandridge

Colebrook Cottage

14 Mountain Street

Chilham

Canterbury

CT4 8DQ

01227 738692 s.dandridge@btinternet.com

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