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Questions!

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competitors.

Meet the panel of Adjudicators

Our adjudicators for 2014 are Elena Cobb, Ernest So, Rosa Conrad and Emmanuel Vass.

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The class of 2013

Photos by James Eppy

Welcome to the 2014 Dulwich Piano Festival

W elcome to the third Dulwich Piano Festival. The festival is founded by Lorraine Liyanage of the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. The SE22 Piano School is one of the main event sponsors. The event is co-sponsored by Rod and Jane Peters from the Inter Schools Advertiser, a termly publication that is the “original” Schools Magazine, established in 1991. It has a circulation of 12,000 and is distributed to over 50 of the leading Independent

Schools and Private Nurseries in South London. The Festival is open to musicians in the London are and beyond. Last year, competitors travelled from as far as Peterborough and Austria to participate! We are expecting a high volume of entries for 2014 so we have automated this system so you enter via our web site and pay by Paypal. We do not accept entries by post. We look forward to hearing your performance the June Festival held in the beautiful and historic setting of The Old Library at Dulwich College on Sunday 15th June 2014.

Tip!

Bow before and after you play for a polished performance.

 

Tip!

Do provide a photocopy of music for the adjudicator but make sure you play from the original copy of the book.

Adjudicators

Adjudicators Emmanuel Vass Named as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent newspaper in April 2013, Emmanuel
Adjudicators Emmanuel Vass Named as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent newspaper in April 2013, Emmanuel
Adjudicators Emmanuel Vass Named as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent newspaper in April 2013, Emmanuel

Emmanuel Vass

Named as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent newspaper in April 2013, Emmanuel Vass has broadcast multiple times on the BBC (Radio 3, 6music and Look North news), held the title of Yamaha’s ‘Unsigned Artist of the Month’ and performed for the French, Russian and Filipino Ambassadors as well as for the Prince of Monaco. As a pianist he has played solo in prestigious venues up and down the country; Kensington Palace Gardens, BBC Broadcasting House, Steinway Hall, Castle Howard and the Bridgewater Hall.

Moreover as a chamber musician he has worked extensively with string and wind players from the top UK orchestras within duos, trios and quartets, which has led to an intimate understanding of the demands across all instruments and their repertoire. Vass’s performances are available to watch on his popular Youtube channel, and for reviews and future concert diary visit:

www.emmanuelvass.co.uk

Rosa Conrad

Having majored in composition for her degree and studied Postgraduate piano performance at Trinity College of Music, Rosa Conrad has been a music teacher in West London since 2000. She teaches piano, accordion, guitar and ukulele. As well as the more traditional aspects of music teaching, Rosa enjoys writing music for her lessons, teaching harmony and improvisation, and encouraging collaborations between her students.

In teaching piano, so often a solitary instrument, Rosa has always found that playing duets is an extremely valuable and vital part of enjoying the learning process. To be able easily to make real music which sounds great is a wonderful experience for the beginner. Rosa and her students devoured what truly easy material there was available, and for the last few years she has been writing more. The result is her book, ‘Rosamund Conrad’s Delightfully Easy Piano Duets’. Book one was published in 2013 and has been well received by teachers and amateur pianists alike. Book two is coming out soon.

Elena Cobb

Elena Cobb is a classically trained and highly experienced pianist, teacher and composer and she believes that ’the child who is stuck in front of the music is an unhappy child’. She composed jazzy, child- orientated tunes for her piano pupils to increase their pleasure and inspire them to practise at home – and they loved them! Elena believes that general process of thinking can be improved by adding jazz and blues to the traditional repertoire.

Elena’s books from the Higgledy Piggledy Jazz series for the piano with CD, alto sax with CD, classical guitar ensemble and ‘Blue River’ for aspiring pianists are popular with teachers and pupils in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Europe and Hong Kong.

Elena’s piece ‘Super Duck ’ appears in the Set Pieces class for piano and we are delighted that Elena will adjudicate this class.

www.elenacobb.com

www.rosaconrad.com

2013 Trophy Winners SE22 PIANO SCHOOL SHIELD Eseohe Lawrence- Orumwense INTER SCHOOLS ADVERTISER CUP Theodore Moran
2013 Trophy Winners SE22 PIANO SCHOOL SHIELD Eseohe Lawrence- Orumwense INTER SCHOOLS ADVERTISER CUP Theodore Moran

2013 Trophy Winners

SE22 PIANO SCHOOL SHIELD Eseohe Lawrence- Orumwense
SE22 PIANO
SCHOOL SHIELD
Eseohe
Lawrence-
Orumwense
INTER SCHOOLS ADVERTISER CUP Theodore Moran
INTER SCHOOLS
ADVERTISER CUP
Theodore Moran
MARK GOODWIN PIANOS CUP Hannah Wickham
MARK GOODWIN
PIANOS CUP
Hannah Wickham
PIANO LOBBY CUP George Cleaver
PIANO LOBBY
CUP
George Cleaver
SOUTH LONDON MUSIC CUP Amarachi Okoro
SOUTH LONDON
MUSIC CUP
Amarachi Okoro
HARVEY WHEELER CUP Poppy Wallyn
HARVEY
WHEELER CUP
Poppy Wallyn
TWO CIRCLES MUSIC CUP Tilly Myszka- Reder
TWO CIRCLES
MUSIC CUP
Tilly Myszka-
Reder
DAISY LETS CUP Alanna Crouch
DAISY LETS CUP
Alanna Crouch
PUSH STUDIOS LLP CUP Sophia Grammatikopolous
PUSH STUDIOS LLP
CUP
Sophia
Grammatikopolous
ROULLIER WHITE CUP Philip Balkan
ROULLIER WHITE
CUP
Philip Balkan
JULIAN BARBER CUP Murray Ashdown
JULIAN BARBER
CUP
Murray Ashdown

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Festival Rules & Regulations

Once you submit your entry, you are bound by the festival rules and regulations.

  • 1. Admission Fees

Entry for competitors is free. All spectators of any age accompanying a competitor must pay an entry fee of £2 which is valid for entry to all classes occuring that same day.

We do not allow babies and children under the age of 5 to be admitted to any classes in order to provide a quiet atmosphere for performers and adjudicators.

  • 2. Festival Regulations

The committee does not hold itself responsible for any injury sustained by any competitor or member of the public whilst on Festival premises. The committee may refuse entry to any person found trespassing on or damaging premises or property. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will be held fully responsible for the behaviour of children in their care. The committee does not hold itself responsible for any loss or damage which may occur to competitors’ copies, remark sheets or any other property at the Festival.

Photocopied music will not be permitted under any circumstances. See Section 5.

Photography of your own child is permitted at this event but we cannot allow filming or distributing of your child’s performance on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook etc as this will be in breach of Copyright Laws. We will have an official photographer for some classes. The photographer will take photos of trophies and medals being presented. We will not circulate these photos without your written consent. If you do not wish a photo of your child to be used, please inform us at the event or by email.

All adjudicators’ decisions concerning performance are final and no discussion or correspondence can be accepted. The adjudicator is unable to speak personally to parents or competitors due to the timing constraints of the festival. Please do not approach the adjudicator.

Your entry fee cannot be refunded, re-allocated or transferred once your entry has been accepted, whether due to illness or for any other reason. Please check your entry is correct before you submit it as it cannot be altered in any way.

  • 3. Child Protection Policy

The Festival, which is run by volunteers and is held in the venue advertised in the current syllabus, aims to provide as far as is reasonably practicable a safe and happy environment for all participants. This policy is provided in order to inform parents/guardians/teachers/responsible adults, and other members of the public attending the Festival.

Whilst on the Festival premises children under 18 years remain the responsibility of their parents/guardians/ teachers or responsible adult in charge, who will ensure that the children are adequately supervised at all times. This supervision applies particularly to public areas e.g. toilets, as these areas are not supervised by Festival Staff. Public toilets will be identified by a Notice showing gender.

  • 4. Class Timings & Late Arrivals

See our web site for Class Timings and also a map to the venue. Please check these the evening before the competition as the updated timetable will be posted to the web site 24 hours in advance. Where there are insufficient entries, classes may be combined.

We only admit competitors to the class at the beginning of the competition. Late arrivals competing in the class will be admitted at a suitable break, but audience members arriving for subsequent classes will not be admitted in order to minimise disruption to the current class.

Late Arrivals:

If you’ve missed your turn, your name will be called again after all other competitors have finished performing. Of course, once the adjudicator has completed his or her decision and marking, then no more performances will be allowed to start. If you arrive late, a steward will show you into the room at a suitable break. No refunds of entry fees can be entertained if you are unable to perform due to late arrival and your entry will be forfeited.

Once you submit your entry, you are bound by the festival rules and regulations. We ask all competitors to read the information supplied which will faciliate the smooth running of the festival.

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  • 5. Photocopied Music & Copies of Music for the

Adjudicator

The use of photocopies is banned and any competitor doing so in 2014 will be disqualified against competing for medal places. Competitors are reminded that it is illegal to reproduce copyright materials by photocopying or any other means without written permission from the copyright owner. The Festival cannot be held responsible for any breaches of the copyright law. However in Own Choice Duet & Graded Exam classes the Festival will accept a reproduced copy for the adjudicator’s use provided that a published copy has already been purchased. Please bring a copy of your music on the day for the adjudicator. Any such reproduction will be retained by a Festival official and destroyed immediately after the class.

  • 6. Marking System, Certificates & Medals

All competitors receive a Comment Sheet and Certificate with a category award. Certificates and Comment Sheets will be distributed from the front desk at the end of each class. Adjudicators may choose only to give verbal feedback on medal place winners if the timings of the class do not allow for individual verbal feedback.

Outstanding: 90+ Highly Commended 87-89 Commended 84-86 Pass 83 and below.

A trophy will only be presented for a mark of 87 or above.

For a mark of 86 and below, the Adjudicator will offer a Medal for first place and 2nd and 3rd if class numbers are sufficient.

A First Place Award will be made in classes where there are up to five entries. A Second Place Award will be made additionally in classes where there are between six and eight entries. A Third Place Award will be made additionally in classes where there are nine or more entries. All Place Awards are made at the adjudicator’s discretion. The adjudicator may choose not to mark the exact score on the comment sheet and instead only indicate the category award.

  • 7. Info for Trophy Winners

Due to the problems getting the cups returned on time (or at all), we have decided to ask for the full value of the trophies as the deposit. If you fail to return the trophies on time, you will automatically forfeit the deposit and we will purchase a new trophy with the fee. Cups and trophies will only be awarded if Highly Commended standard is reached. Winners of cups may have them suitably engraved at their own expense. Cups may not be taken out of the country, and must be returned after 10 months. A refundable deposit of £80 (cheque payable to Dulwich Piano Festival) will be required for all trophy winners to be able to take their trophy home.

  • 8. Order of playing

If there are a number of no-shows for a class, then the playing order will be altered and playing number will be brought forward so we ask you to be ready to play as the first competitor in your class. Prompt arrival for your class is vital.

  • 9. How to Enter

We are a paperless festival with entries via our web site and payment by Credit/Debit card online. We do not post printed copies of the syllabus or process cheque payments.

DPF@se22piano.co.uk

10. Duet with Teacher

Please ensure your teacher is available to accompany you on the day as we do not have a Festival Accompanist available.

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Class P1 Set Piece - We have the composer’s permission to reproduce this piece for festival use.

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