Performing opportunities

Springboard not only provides a platform for performers in the classes they enter, but can lead to other performance opportunities.

Festival Highlights Concerts have brought together actors, instrumentalists and singers in a glorious finale to the Festival.

Other opportunities to perform have included, in the past few years:

The Brighton Youth Orchestra – Selected participants in the Concerto classes are invited to perform with the orchestra. Esther Kim appeared with them in 2015, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and Andrew Gallacher played Liszt’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with the BYO in November 2016. In 2017, Berniya Hamia performed Grieg’s piano concerto, and Hazel Nguyen played Hummel’s A major piano concerto in 2018. In 2019, Lily Petrova, Hannah Hever and Javier Morillas Arques were all given an opportunity to perform with the Brighton Youth Orchestra, side by side with players from TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Lily Petrova performing at St George’s Kemptown with the Brighton Youth Orchestra in February 2019.
Riya Hamie, who participated in the 2019 Rotary Young Musician Competition, accompanied by her sister, Berniya (one of the 2018 competition finalists).

The Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition – Springboard puts forward performers for nomination by Brighton & Hove rotary clubs.

Musicians of All Saints Tea Concerts in Lewes – Joint recitals by some of the more advanced musicians.

Chapel Royal, Brighton – Lunchtime concert given by musicians and actors

The Emanuel Trophy – Springboard is invited to nominate a pianist to to compete in this prestigious competition, run by the North London Festival. In 2017 we nominated Hazel Nguyen, winner of our 2017 Senior Concerto Competition.

The Annual Conference of the British and International Federation of Festivals – After-dinner entertainment was provided by a small group of Springboard performers when the Annual Conference came to Brighton.