The Piano Shop Bath is proud to be once again supplying pianos for the Mid-Somerset Festival in March 2014. The festival is a celebration of performance and runs for a fortnight in Bath, with classes in Creative Writing, Speech & Drama, Music and Musical Theatre. It was founded in 1902 and has been running continuously ever since, making it one of the oldest festivals in the country.
The Piano Shop Bath also has the pleasure of providing the silver salver award and cash prize of £50 for the ‘Outstanding Young Pianist of the Year’, aged between 14 and 18 years. The winner will be nominated by a panel of adjudicators, based on overall performance in at least three classes and/or a repertoire class. The winner may then be invited to perform at the Festival Concert on the final Saturday of the Mid Somerset Festival, when the trophy will be presented.
The Mid-Somerset Festival provides a variety of performance opportunities for all levels of musical ability and the organisers are frequently in contact with schools and teachers in the locality, in order to keep up to date with current school music curriculums. There is a Festival concert on the final saturday to celebrate some of the best performances in each discipline.
Classes are held in the city centre using a variety of venues, all within easy walking distance of each other and the Festival Office, which in 2014 will be situated in Bath’s Guildhall.
For more details about the Festival and how to become a Friend and supporter, click here.