Please provide a programme of music for the preliminary round, semi-final and final
round of the competition. You may repeat as many pieces as you wish from one round to the
next, or none at all. You can choose to include in a round only one/two movements from a
sonata – or concerto-type work (instead of the whole work) to ensure your programmes are of
the required duration. A maximum of one piece per round may be changed no later than 24 hours before the competition starts.
Competitors who wish to have the facility of an official accompanist must indicate that request on the Application Form. There will be a charge of £50 for this service and competitors should arrange with their allocated accompanist any rehearsal times. Fees for any performer who reaches the final will be by agreement with the Competition Administrator. Charges for this will be deducted from Prize monies.
If you wish to apply for the Sir John Manduell Prize, state which piece (maximum 7 minutes) you will be playing from your Preliminary Round programme for this (must have been composed, not arranged, after 1970).
Save your application to continue with it at a later date. Your application will not be considered until it has been completed. You will be able to login to your application using your ID (284e6230-6c05-4376-80ad-90f5075cbe2c) and your email address.An email will be sent to your registered email with these details.
You will now be required to pay £75 through our online portal. Failure to do so will result in the application not being completed and not being considered. The entry fee will be refunded if your entry is A. not accepted or B. if you do not progress beyond the preliminary judging. Once you have been notified of acceptance, it will be non-refundable. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.
The 2023 competition will be held from 30 May until 3 June in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School. The Finalists' Concert will take place on the evening of Saturday, 3 June 2023.
The Bromsgrove’s existence depends entirely on public generosity. Charities, commercial and professional organisations also give generous help. We would welcome your help too.
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