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2015 Festival Highlights 

Springboard's evening of highlights was a spectacular success with over 250 people in the audience including the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Denise Cobb and Springboard's generous main sponsor Professor Christopher Liu of Tongdean Eye Clinic. The variety and standard, as well as the atmosphere of the whole event, impressed the enthusiastic audience.

Over 40 performers took part in solos, duos and a choir. Musicians and actors of all ages presented an outstanding selection of what Springboard had seen and heard over the previous March weekends, from classical guitar, singing, doublebass, cello, viola, violin, piano, flute, clarinet and cornet to poetry and plays.

As one audience member said 'I was at the highlights concert on Saturday 28th March and was delighted by the unbelievably high standard of the performances'.

Thank you from Springboard to all who took part in this memorable event.


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 present season. 



Announcing our new Administrator
Springboard is pleased to announce the appointment of a new administrator. We would like to welcome Sarah Oram who has now taken over from Madeleine Turner.
Festival Highlights 2015 DVDs are now in stock
Please email our administrator, Sarah Oram on admin@springboardfestival.co.uk with your full name and postal address and how many copies you wish to order.
Congratulations to our advanced performers


Over the last few months some of our young advanced performers have done brilliantly to gain diplomas with distinction.
Owen Eastwood (piano) ATCL
Yvonne Helmore (piano) ATCL
Nicholas Machin (piano) ATCL
Ayla Sahin (violin) DipABRSM
Toto Gill (piano) LTCL
Our warmest congratulations to them all!


Springboard Festival has finished for 2015
Thank you to everyone who supported us and for some stunning performances.
And thanks to all who took the time to send us messages of congratulations and good wishes.
We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Springboard 2015 - What people are saying so far...
"What a terrific festival! Thank you for making all this possible and making us so welcome. You all gave us so much encouragement and fun." - Teacher
"My beginner players and their parents and grandparents loved it! It really was a great success and the adjudicator had a lovely way with them all. I am certain that they will want to come back next year." - Teacher
"We joined in this year for our first time and found it is an excellent event." - Parent
“Thank you for another wonderful Springboard day. The kids really enjoy being there, performing and the feedback. The workshop was beautiful and interesting to watch.”  - Parent
“Thank you so much for the lovely day that my daughter had at Springboard. She really enjoyed it and was most impressed with the adjudicator. She said that he was very nice and REALLY good.” - Parent
"Springboard is a wonderful festival which clearly owes its success to the huge commitment and support from those involved on the ground." - Adjudicator
“I had such a good time and it was great to hear such a wealth of young talent. The organisation was terrific.” - Adjudicator
"...a wonderful weekend of energy, warmth and talent. It was delightful to have so much organisation in place. This allowed me to concentrate on what I was doing. The standard was so high...I will remember with joy my time at Springboard." - Adjudicator


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






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