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2015 Festival Highlights  

Saturday 28 March 2015 at 7.30pm  

Brighton & Hove High School

Following the success of our concert of festival highlights in 2014, we will again be inviting a wide range of performers to take part in a concert at the end of the 2015 Festival. Look out for details in each Syllabus - you may be one of the performers chosen to take part.


Musicians of All Saints, Lewes 

Sunday 25 April 2015 at 2.30pm

Once again, the Musicians of All Saints are featuring a selection of advanced musicians from the 2015 Festival. More details will be published later.


BYO Soloists

We had a wonderful selection of young musicians playing concertos in the 2014 Festival, with Olivia Scheepers and Chihang Long being offered an appearance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra during their next season. 


Olivia Scheepers will be playing the Dvorak Violin Concerto at a BYO concert on 13 February 2015 at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RE.


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-SaensDaniel was a category finalist in the Wind section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. 




Entries for the 2015 Festival close at midnight on Sunday 11 January 2015.

Click on the Enter Now button above, or select online entry in the menu above.



NEW! You can now sponsor Springboard online.


See our online sponsorship form at Get Involved.



Riley in C with Steve Dummer - returning to Springboard by popular demand.

We are delighted to announce that Steve will lead this workshop on the afternoon of Sunday 1 March 2015 (time to be confirmed). This is a rare chance to take part in one of the most intriguing works of the twentieth century and as there are only 35 places it's FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED and it's FREE to take part! Click here for more information.



2015 Syllabuses

You can now find the 2015 syllabuses for all sections on this website. Just click on the tabs above.



2014 Photos

Hazel Morris was our photographer this year and you can now see the photos she took - they are in the Photo Gallery. 

Many thanks to Hazel for all her wonderful work throughout the Festival from everyone at Springboard.



Our main sponsor

We are delighted to announce that
Mr Christopher & Mrs Vivienne Liu of Tongdean Eye Clinic have agreed to continue their sponsorship of Springboard Festival





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