Special Awards - March 2018

2018 sees the introduction of two new awards at Battersea Piano Festival. 

The Curious Pianist Award

sponsored by The Curious Piano Teachers

Junior performers are invited to submit programme notes for inclusion in the Festival Programme. These programme notes should be researched and written by the performer and may include:

  • information about their chosen piece(s)

  • background about the composer(s)

  • insights into the style or genre of the music

  • why the performer chose their piece(s)

  • why the performers enjoys this music and how it makes them feel

 

Open to:

  • Early Learners

  • Improving Players

  • Experienced Performers

Word limit:

  • 75 words for exam classes

  • 150 words for recital classes

The word count does not include the name of the performer, title of work(s) or the composer(s) except where included within the body of the text.

Entries:

All programme notes should be submitted by midday on 31 January 2018. Late entries will not be accepted and any words exceeding the word limit will not be included.

 

Winners:

One winner from each division will be announced at the end of their class and presented with the Curious Pianist Award selected by and sponsored by The Curious Piano Teachers.

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The Doreen Sykes Musicianship Award

Battersea Piano Festival

This new award has been introduced in memory of Doreen Sykes who passed away in March 2017. Grandmother and inspiration to Festival Director, Liz Giannopoulos, Doreen was a lifelong enthusiastic and emotive pianist who enjoyed playing well into her 90s.

The adjudicators will be closely observing the communication and interpretation of performances in the junior divisions and performers demonstrating particular musicality in their playing will be eligible for special recognition.

 

Open to:

  • Early Learners

  • Improving Players

  • Experienced Performers

Entries:

Pre-registration is not required.

Winners:

One winner from each division will be announced at the end of the division and presented with the Doreen Sykes Musicianship Award.