Once again, we had a wonderful selection of young musicians playing concertos in this year's Festival, with Olivia Scheepers and Chihang Long being offered an appearance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra during their next season.
Two of our outstanding concerto soloists from the 2013 Festival have recently appeared with the BYO and they have both given brilliant performances.
Michael Leach played the Mendelssohn G minor Piano Concerto and Daniel Shao (flute) has appeared with the orchestra playing the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens.
Daniel was a category finalist in the Wind section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. All the Finals are being broadcast by BBC4 and Radio 3. Here is a link to the video of his performance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra to give you a preview of his playing.
Springboard social evening and AGM
To be held on Thursday 11 September 2014 from 6.45pm (AGM to start at 7.30pm) at The Brighton and Hove High School 6th Form Block Room 604.
(Temple Gardens entrance), Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3AT – see link below for directions/map.
There is limited free parking and paid on-street parking nearby. Cheaper rates apply from York Avenue westwards.
The evening will start at 6.45pm, with informal drinks and refreshments, followed by the official business of the AGM, giving everyone a picture of the past year and all our plans for the future. This is an ideal opportunity to meet us, ask questions and share ideas. We would love to see you there and please feel free to bring anyone else who might be interested in Springboard's activities. The meeting will close at 9.15pm at the latest.
Please notify our administrator Madeleine Turner if you will be attending email@example.com
We are saddened to learn of the death of Jenny Caws, who was a member of the Woodwind Committee for many years. Our thoughts are with her family. Her contribution to Springboard is fondly remembered.
PLEASE NOTE THE CONCERTO CLASSES ARE ON A SATURDAY (28 MARCH 2015) THIS YEAR
You can now find the 2015 syllabuses for Speech and Drama, Woodwind and Brass, Guitar, Piano, Concerto, Singing and Strings on our website.
We are sad to report the loss of two important friends and supporters of Springboard Festival. Michael Warner was a former Chair of trustees, and Bob Gunnell, former Head of Radio Brighton, was our Vice President. He attended many Springboard events and came to our AGMs as often as he could. Both gentlemen served the Festival over many decades. We shall miss them both greatly and send our sympathies to their respective families.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Christopher & Mrs Vivienne Liu of The Tongdean Eye Clinic have become the main sponsors of the Springboard Festival.