Broadstone Music Series Competition Festival

Update: Thank you to everyone who took part in our inaugural festival. Plans are already being drawn up for the 2020 Broadstone Competition Festival. Keep an eye out for news on this next year. In the meantime, a recital featuring the highest-scoring performers will take place on 10th November 2019 at United Reformed Church, Broadstone at 7pm.

We are delighted to announce our first competition festival. It will take place at Talbot Heath School, Rothsay Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ on 26th and 27th October 2019. This year will be a mixture of competitive and non-competitive classes for a variety of age ranges and abilities.

Competition Festival Classes timetable to be confirmed, for now please ensure you are available on both days. The timetable will be published as soon as the number of entrants for each class has been determined.


Click “Competition Festival Class Info” below to open full details of classes, fees and all other information. It will open in a new window.


PLEASE NOTE: A professional accompanist is available on request, however, it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that the music has been made available to the accompanist by the final date for submission of entries to the competition festival (28th September 2019). The class cost will be doubled to include the fee for accompanying. Please state clearly on the form whether an accompanist is required or not. We will put you in touch with the accompanist to organise directly. To allow appropriate time for the accompanist to learn the piece no extensions to the deadline for receipt of music can be given.

Each class should be paid by the deadline given by bank transfer or cheque to: “Poole Society for Young Musicians” with clear name of participant and at least one class code on transfer reference if possible. Sort code: 30 96 73 Acc no: 00015208 OR cheque to: 198 West Way, Broadstone, we prefer by bank transfer but if paying by cheque please ensure that the name of the participant is written on the back or send stapled to a copy of the application form.

Please kindly note that it will not be possible to refund fees for withdrawal of students from the competition unless there are extenuating circumstances, due to costs involved in support of this event. If for any reason it does not run (we are not anticipating this) a full refund will be given.

To apply please click here online application form will open in a new window.

As well as being fun to take part in it is great practice for instrumental exams and performance. Participants can learn by listening to others and it is always good to play in front of an audience. Most importantly to get feedback from a highly respected, experienced adjudicator, Kay Tucker, recipient of the 2019 European String Teachers’ Association Award for outstanding contribution to string teaching and is a specialist adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals. There will be some prizes and a winners’ concert in November 10th at URC, Broadstone (tbc).

or repertoire suggestions please see ABRSM website and for String Solo Advanced Recital suggested repertoire is below as referred to as #1 on the Competition Festival Class Info document :-

Unaccompanied Bach any of the movements 
Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances
Bloch Nigun 
Brahms any of the Hungarian Dances
Dvorak Sonatina
Elgar Salut d’amour, Chanson de matin/nuit
Fiocco Allegro
Gershwin 3 Preludes arr Heifetz
Kreisler Siciliene and Riguadon or any other Kreisler piece. 
Prokofiev 5 Melodies 
Raff Kavatine
Sarasate Romanza Andalusia or any other Sarasate piece. 
Sinding Suite, any movement
Tchaikovsky Melodie 
Wieniawski Mazurkas