Piano

Provisional piano class dates at Christ Church are: 7th November, 16th November, 19th November, 22nd November and 23rd November
  • The age of performers is reckoned as on 1st September.
  • Please state your choice of piece on the entry form.
  • A copy of all parts, including examination class pieces, must be produced for the adjudicator in all classes.

Time limits must be adhered to in fairness to all — we do not wish to stop performers so please do not choose pieces that extend beyond the time limit.

Guide To All Solo Classes

Preliminary: approx Grade 1 standard
Primary: approx Grade 2 standard
Junior: approx Grade 3 standard
Intermediate: approx Grades 4 and 5 standard
Advanced: approx Grades 6 and 7 standard
Senior: approx Grade 8 standard and over

These grades relate to the standard of music rather than a grade examination that has been passed or is being prepared. It is important that performers enter the appropriate class according to their standard.

C1a: Piano (non competitive) – under 7yrs
Own choice
Time limit: 2 minutes
Fee: £6

C1b: Piano (non competitive) – under 11yrs
Own choice
Time limit: 2 minutes
Fee: £6

C1c: Piano (non competitive) – under 17yrs
Own choice
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6

C1d: Piano (non competitive) – 17yrs and over
Own choice
Time limit: 8 minutes
Fee: £7

C1e: Piano (non competitive) – 50yrs and over
Own choice
Time limit: 8 minutes
Fee: £7

In classes C2 to C12, a festival medal will be presented to winners under 12 years of age.

Performers may only enter one of classes C2 to C9

C2: Piano – Grade 1
Any one or two pieces from a current Grade 1 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C3: Piano – Grade 2
Any one or two pieces from a current Grade 2 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C4: Piano – Grade 3
Any one or two pieces from a current Grade 3 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C5: Piano – Grade 4
Any one or two pieces from a current Grade 4 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C6: Piano – Grade 5
Any one or two pieces from a current Grade 5 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C7: Piano – Grade 6
Any one piece from a current Grade 6 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C8: Piano – Grade 7
Any one piece from a current Grade 7 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C9: Piano – Grade 8
Any one piece from a current Grade 8 examination syllabus
Fee: £6

C10a: Piano – beginners – under 8yrs
Own choice. For pianists with not more than 4 terms’ tuition on 1 November.
Time limit: 2 minutes
Fee: £6

C10b: Piano – beginners – under 10yrs
Own choice. For pianists with not more than 4 terms’ tuition on 1 November.
Time limit: 2 minutes
Fee: £6

C11a: Piano – beginners – under 16yrs
Own choice. For pianists with not more than 4 terms’ tuition on 1 November.
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6

C11b: Piano – beginners – under 21yrs
Own choice. For pianists with not more than 4 terms’ tuition on 1 November.
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6

C11c: Piano – beginners – 21yrs and over
Own choice. For pianists with not more than 4 terms’ tuition on 1 November.
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6

Performers may only enter one of classes C12 to C17

C12: Piano – preliminary
Own choice (approx Grade 1 standard of music)
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6

C13: Piano – primary
Own choice (approx Grade 2 standard of music)
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6
The Kathleen Grainger Cup

C14: Piano – junior
Own choice (approx Grade 3 standard of music)
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6
The Meredith Cup

C15: Piano – intermediate
Own choice (approx Grades 4 and 5 standard of music)
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6
The Cheung Cup

C16: Piano – advanced
Own choice (approx Grades 6 and 7 standard of music)
Time limit: 8 minutes
Fee: £7
The Croft Shield

C17: Piano – senior
Own choice (approx Grade 8 standard and over of music)
Time limit: 8 minutes
Fee: £7
The Olive Croft Memorial Trophy

C18: Sonatina – under 14yrs
Own choice of one movement from any sonatina.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £6
The Peter Newman Cup for the best performance of C18, C19 and C20

C19: Sonatina – under 17yrs
Own choice of one movement from any sonatina.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £6
The Peter Newman Cup for the best performance of C18, C19 and C20

C20: Sonatina – 17yrs and over
Own choice of one movement from any sonatina.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £7
The Peter Newman Cup for the best performance of C18, C19 and C20

C21a: Bach – under 13yrs
Own choice of item by J S Bach.
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6
The Oliver Atkins Cup

C21b: Bach – under 17yrs
Own choice of item by J S Bach.
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £6
The Ena Margaret Churchill Cup

C21c: Bach – open
Own choice of item(s) by J S Bach.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8
The Surrey Music Store Trophy

C22: Chopin – open
Own choice.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8
The Laredo Trophy

C23a: Modern – under 17yrs
Own choice of item by 20th or 21st century composer.
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £7

C23b: Modern – open
Own choice of item by 20th or 21st century composer.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8

C24: 50yrs and over – open
Own choice.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8
The Delta Cup

C25: Piano – Challenge – under 11yrs
Own choice – at least Grade 2 standard. Performers must submit works of sufficiently high merit and standard of difficulty.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £6
The Lomax Cup

C26: Piano – Challenge – under 14yrs
Own choice – at least Grade 5 standard. Performers must submit works of sufficiently high merit and standard of difficulty.
Time limit: 7 minutes
Fee: £6
The Barber Cup

C27: Piano – Challenge – under 17yrs
Own choice. Performers must submit works of sufficiently high merit and standard of difficulty.
Time limit: 7 minutes
Fee: £6
The Woking Opinion Cup

C28: Piano – Challenge – under 20yrs
Own choice. Performers must submit works of sufficiently high merit and standard of difficulty.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £7
The Fedder Cup

C29: Piano – Challenge – open
Own choice. Performers must submit works of sufficiently high merit and standard of difficulty.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8
The Askew Bowl

C30a: Piano Recital – under 14yrs
Own choice of two or three pieces from different periods and in contrasting styles.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £10
The Buzzard Cup

C30b: Piano Recital – under 18yrs
Own choice of two or three pieces from different periods and in contrasting styles.
Time limit: 15 minutes
Fee: £12
The Penny Bazire Memorial Cup

C30c: Piano Recital – under 20yrs
Own choice of two or three pieces from different periods and in contrasting styles.
Time limit: 15 minutes
Fee: £15
The Cavenham Cup for the best performance of 30c and 30d

C30d: Piano Recital – open
Own choice of two or three pieces from different periods and in contrasting styles. The performer should give a short spoken introduction to each one.
Time limit: 15 minutes
Fee: £15
The Cavenham Cup for the best performance of 30c and 30d

C31: Sonata – under 19yrs
Own choice. One movement of a sonata.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £7
The Hilda Spencer Cup

C32: Sonata – open
Own choice. One movement of a sonata.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8
The Mongor Cup

C33: Piano Duet – under 12yrs
Own choice of one or two pieces.
Both performers must comply with the set age limit.
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6
The Allenby Silver Jubilee Cup

C34: Piano Duet – under 14yrs
Own choice of one or two pieces.
Both performers must comply with the set age limit.
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6

C35: Piano Duet – under 16yrs
Own choice.
Both performers must comply with the set age limit.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £6

C36: Piano Duet – under 19yrs
Own choice.
Both performers must comply with the set age limit.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £7

C37: Piano Duet – open
Own choice.
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £8
The Primo Secondo Award presented by Margaret Bolt

C38a: Piano Duet – family, adult and child under 16yrs
Own choice.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £7
The Kirkman Cup for the best performance of C38a, C38b and C38c

C38b: Piano Duet – family, under 16yrs
Own choice.
Both performers must comply with the set age limit.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £7
The Kirkman Cup for the best performance of C38a, C38b and C38c

C38c: Piano Duet – family, any age
Own choice.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £7
The Kirkman Cup for the best performance of C38a, C38b and C38c

C39a: Piano Duet – teacher and own pupil – under 10yrs
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
(N.B. A teacher may play with more than one pupil.)
Time limit: 3 minutes
Fee: £6
Festival Medal

C39b: Piano Duet – teacher and own pupil – under 17yrs
Own choice of two contrasting pieces
(N.B. A teacher may play with more than one pupil.)
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6

C39c: Piano Duet – teacher and own pupil – 17yrs and over
Own choice of two contrasting pieces
(N.B. A teacher may play with more than one pupil.)
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £7

C40: Six hands at one piano – any age
Own choice.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £7.50

C41: Christmas Class – any age
Own choice of piece relating to Christmas. Solo, duet or trio.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £6

C42: Humour Class – any age
Own choice of piece containing humour. Solo, duet or trio.
Time limit: 5 minutes
Fee: £6

No performer may enter more than one of classes C43a, C43b or C43c

C43a: Jazz/Pop – junior
Any one piece (approx Grade 3 standard of music)
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6

C43b: Jazz/Pop – intermediate
Any one piece (approx Grades 4 and 5 standard of music)
Time limit: 4 minutes
Fee: £6

C43c: Jazz/Pop – advanced
Own choice (approx Grades 6 and 7 standard of music)
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £7

C44: Jazz – improvisation
Own choice.
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £7

C45a: French Class – intermediate
Any one or two pieces by a French composer from any period (approx Grades 4 and 5 standard of music)
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £6

C45b: French Class – advanced
Any one or two pieces by a French composer from any period (approx Grades 6 and 7 standard of music)
Time limit: 8 minutes
Fee: £7

C45c: French Class – open
Any one or two pieces by a French composer from any period
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £10

C46a: English Class – intermediate
Any one or two pieces by an English composer from any period (approx Grades 4 and 5 standard of music)
Time limit: 6 minutes
Fee: £6

C46b: English Class – advanced
Any one or two pieces by an English composer from any period (approx Grades 6 and 7 standard of music
Time limit: 8 minutes
Fee: £7

C46c: English Class – open
Any one or two pieces by an English composer from any period
Time limit: 10 minutes
Fee: £10

C47: Music Students and Professionals – 18yrs and over
Own choice.
This class is open to professionals and students in full-time music education. Please see the general regulations for guidance or contact the section secretary.
Performers are asked to present a programme of 15-20 minutes to which they are expected to give a spoken introduction.
Fee: £20
Performers may not enter any other class in this section apart from open classes.