Springboard - Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival - provides a unique platform for Music and Drama students to perform in a friendly and encouraging environment.

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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.





2015 Syllabuses

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



Online entries to 2015 will be opening soon - watch this space!



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.



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.



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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