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.
The closing date for entries in these classes is Wednesday 14th February 2018.
All classes for chamber music will be held at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG
With apologies and due to circumstances beyond our control, these classes will now take place on Saturday 5th May and there will be no classes on 24th April.
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 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.”
E12 has been changed to a non-competitive class, aimed to celebrate music making. All participants will receive a North London Festival medal.
Please also see a new folk music class, E17, which can be entered by non-classical harpists.