Syllabuses for the 2020 Festival are now available for our Speech & Drama, Concerto, Piano, Strings, Woodwind & Brass sections. You can find them on our Festival Classes page. Online entries open on 30 September 2019.
Congratulations to Lily Petrova (piano), Hannah Hever (clarinet) and Javier Morillas Arques (viola) who played with the Brighton Youth Orchestra on 8 February at St Georges Church, Kemptown. The orchestra were also joined by five players from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance who sat alongside members of the Youth Orchestra.
Hannah and Javier played Bruch, Concerto for Viola and Clarinet 19 and Lily played Anton Arensky, Fantasia on Ryabinin’s themes.
Springboard Concerto Day is on 31 March at Brighton & Hove High School, Montpelier Road. Audience is welcomed and tickets are available on the door.
Brighton Youth Orchestra side by side with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
Conducted by Andrew Sherwood
Friday 8 February 2019, 7pm
St George’s Church, Kemptown, BN2 1ED
Springboard Festival is delighted to announce an evening with the Brighton Youth Orchestra side by side with selected players from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The concert features prize-winning soloists from the Springboard Concerto Competition, held in association with BYO and open each year to young musicians in Britain under the age of 25. The Springboard winners who will play are Lily Petrova, Hannah Hever and Javier Morillas Arques.
We are very pleased to have been offered some free tickets for Springboard Festival participants and their families and supporters to the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s next concert, which takes place at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Sunday 20 January at 2.45pm.
The concert lasts for approximately 2 hours, with a 20-minute interval.
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and can be
collected on the day of the concert from 2pm onwards.
If you are interested please email email@example.com
by 5pm on Thursday 17 January stating how many tickets you would like, and how many of those who will be attending are children.
For further information about the concert please use this link:
Thomas Carroll Cello/Director
Prokofiev Symphony No.1 (Classical)
Schumann Cello Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 (Scottish)
Discounted parking (just £6 between 1pm & 6pm) is available at NCP Church Street Car Park. Collect a follow on ticket at the concert from the Car Parking stand in the Dome foyer.
DON’T FORGET THE CLOSING DATE FOR SPRINGBOARD MUSIC ENTRIES IS ALSO 20 JANUARY!
The closing date for Speech & Drama entries has now passed. We are delighted to have a bumper number of entries this year and are hoping for the same for music. Don’t forget to enter by 20 January.
Local pianist Berniya Hamie will be playing Chopin with the Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble on Saturday, 8 December: 19:30 at St Luke’s Church, Brighton BN2 0FZ.
She will be performing the slow movement of Chopin’s second piano concerto and his brilliant Andante Spiniato and Grande Polonaise. Definitely not to be missed!
Guest soloist (Springboard Award Winner) Hazel Nguyen will play Hummel’s Piano Concerto in A minor with Brighton Youth Orchestra this weekend (1 December) at St Martin’s Church, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ.
The Percussion Ensemble will also be performing using kitchen utensils (!) as well as the choirs with some fantastic festive choral repertoire.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Further information.
For the 2019 Festival the total value of awards offered for the strings recital classes has been increased to £400.
The awards have been donated in memory of Corin Long (1966-2007) who was Principal Bass of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and taught at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. These awards in his memory are intended to support young string players in their musical studies.
There are two classes to be held on Sunday 10 March:
- Corin Long Recital Class I: up to and including Grade 8 standard (winner: £75, runner up: £25)
- Corin Long Recital Class II: post-Grade 8 standard (winner: £200, runner up £100)
For a full list of classes, download the Strings Syllabus.
Creative Brighton Exposed, Theatre Royal, Brighton
Saturday 29 September from 10am to 12.30pm FREE EVENT
Two Rotary Clubs (Brighton and Hove Soiree and The Brighton Rotary Club) have developed an event suitable for all ages that will take place at one of Brighton’s premier locations, the Theatre Royal, Brighton. We are delighted that two Springboard winners, Nathan Reeve and Tyzer McAllister will be performing at this event, part of the Older People’s Festival in Brighton which takes place from 25 September to 8 October. The event will celebrate creative activities including writing, music, art and drama and will pay tribute to dramatic history in Brighton via a tour of the theatre.
If you would like to see them perform Nathan will be on at 11.00am and Tyzer will be playing Introduction and Polonaise by Carl Bohm on the violin at 12.15pm.
We were delighted to hear from Eleanor Voak from Oxford, who gave a wonderful performance on the recorder at this year’s festival. She was joint winner of the Senior woodwind recital and jazz classes. She has just heard that she passed her ARSM in recorder with distinction. Her talents also extend to the bassoon on which she gained her DipABRSM earlier this year.