The Piano Shop Bath is proud to continue our association with the Mid-Somerset Festival, taking place in March 2015. As in previous years, we will be providing the pianos for the festival, and an additional prize for one of the piano categories. 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. The Mid-Somerset Festival was founded in 1902 and has been running continuously ever since.
The Mid-Somerset Festival provides a variety of performance opportunities for all levels of musical ability. The festival organisers are frequently in contact with schools and teachers in the local area, ensuring entry requirements are up to date with current school music curriculums. The end of the festival is marked by a concert on the final Saturday to celebrate some of the best performances in each discipline.
The Piano Shop Bath has the pleasure of providing the silver salver award and cash prize to be awarded to ‘the outstanding young pianist of the year.’ 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.
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 will be situated in Bath’s Guildhall.
For more details about the Festival and how to become a Friend and supporter, click here.