Instrumental Chamber Music, Ensembles and Orchestras

All levels of performers are catered for, from beginners to highly skilled musicians. Orchestras, large ensembles and chamber groups come together for what always proves to be one of the Festival’s most vibrant occasions. Our youngest players, often as young as four years old, begin the weekend. During the Chamber Music day, there will be a class for Family Music Making.

Chamber music and small ensemble competitions will take place on Monday 1st and Thursday 4th April. Large instrumental ensemble, orchestral and folk music competitions will take place on Saturday 25th May – please note that this date has changed.

The closing date for all entries is Monday 11th February 2019.

All Instrumental these competitions will be held at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG

Prizes and Certificates

In all classes there are Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to be won. Each ensemble will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation. Shields and vouchers will also be presented to the most outstanding performers.

A £50 voucher from Stringers of London will be awarded to each player in the most outstanding string ensemble of up to 8 players.

A £50 cash prize, donated by Hilary Sturt, will be awarded to the viola player who makes the most outstanding contribution to their group’s performance.

A £50 cash prize, in memory of David Angel, will be awarded to the second violinist who makes the most outstanding contribution to their group’s performance. David sadly and unexpectedly died in April 2017. He was the second violinist of the Maggini Quartet and was well known for championing the role of the second violin within the ensembles that he coached. As his Maggini colleagues have said, David was “a human and musical giant for all who knew him and were fortunate enough to work with him.”

Class Information

E12 is non-competitive and aimed to celebrate music making. All participants will receive a North London Festival medal.

The folk music class, E17, is for a solo performance or a performance by a group of up to 6 players of one or more pieces of folk music. It is for any combination of instruments and can be entered by non-classical harpists.

One form should be used for each competitor/group/choir/etc., listing all the classes to be entered in any ONE SECTION. A separate entry form must be used for each Section of the Festival entered. Once you have submitted the form, you will need to transfer the total amount due to our bank account. Our bank details are displayed at the bottom of this form. Closing dates for entries are clearly marked at the top of each section of the syllabus.








Please, add only the entries you need.

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Title and Composer
Author of Piece to be Performed





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* see syllabus for fees applicable to each class

Declaration by person filling in the Entry Form

  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the North London Festival as set out in the Syllabus and accept responsibility for the above named entrant(s).
  • Yes, I agree I/We also agree to allow Festival officials or the local Press to take photographs solely for Festival publicity purposes.
  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to deposit the total amount into North London Festival bank account within the next 48 hours. (If we do not receive full payment, we will be unable to process your application)
  • Official Accompanist: Do you wish to use an Official Accompanist?

  • NOTE: YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE REFERENCED WITH CLASS No. AND COMPETITORS NAME

Bank details

Bank Name: CAF Bank

Account name - North London Music Festival

Account number - 00014585

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REF: Add your class number and competitors name

Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
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I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
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Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Class fee