The Seventh James Waterhouse Loretto Piano Competition and Master Classes.

We are delighted to invite entries for the Seventh James Waterhouse Loretto Piano Competition and master classes in association with Steinway and Sons which takes place on Saturday, 18th March 2017.

Now in its seventh year, the James Waterhouse Piano Competition in association with Steinway and Sons, has established itself as one of the foremost piano competitions in the UK for children under 19 years of age.

The master classes will be split into three sections by ability level and are an opportunity for children to try their pieces out and get feedback from a professional pianist in a supportive and inspirational environment.

Class                                        Standard                                  Maximum Performance Time

Junior Master class                   Prep Test up to grade 5             One or two contrasting pieces

Foundation                               Grades 5/6                                Two contrasting pieces

Intermediate                              Grades 7/8                               Two contrasting pieces

Advanced                                 Grade 8+                                  Short recital up to 10 minutes

Candidates must be under 19 years of age and in full time school education in the UK on 18th March 2017.

The first round for each class will be held simultaneously, in two locations during the day at Loretto School. Each candidate will compete on a Steinway model B grand piano.

The best three pianists from the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced classes will perform in the Piano Competition Finals Concert at 7pm that evening in Loretto School Chapel.

PRIZES:

The finals prizes are as follows:

Foundation: £175 plus the Piano Competition Foundation trophy.

Intermediate: £300 plus the James Waterhouse trophy and an all-expenses paid trip to perform at Steinway Hall in London.

Advanced: £450, the James Waterhouse Piano Competition Trophy and an all-expenses paid trip to perform at Steinway Hall in London.

For an entry form click here or for further details from Mrs Patricia Rowan, rowanp@loretto.com


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