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The string classes are for any stringed instruments

including bowed strings, harp, guitar and ukulele.


Within the string syllabus you will find details of the specific competitive and non-competitive sections for bowed strings, harp, guitar and ukulele. There are both solo and group sections. Solo sections are split by approximate grade standard. Group sections are split by age. Open classes are open to anyone, of any age.

String players may also wish to enter some of the general sections, including duet and unaccompanied sections.


The above link to the syllabus is only for the string sections. The combined festival syllabus can be found here.

Entries MUST be made online via Play&Perform.

There are several special classes that string players may also wish to enter:

  • Performers aged 6 or under may wish to enter the Party Piece class. 

  • More advanced performers may wish to enter the William Lewis Recital class. Entrants to this class should prepare a 15-minute recital of 2 or more contrasting pieces. 

  • The Marian Baker memorial class is another recital class for which a minimum standard of Grade 6 on two contrasting pieces is required.

  • The Sproule class is for performers up to the age of 15. Competitors must perform a poem or an acted scene AND a song or a piece of music on any instrument.

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