Music (Instrumental)

Details of the competitions, entry form and terms and conditions.

62. Piano Accompaniment Competition

Eleri Evans Memorial Competition

The competitors will be expected to accompany a piece for an orchestral instrument, and be able to accompany another piece set at the time.  The second item will be a set piece.  This competition will not be held on the pavilion stage.

(a) Piece for an orchestral instrument. 

Contact the Eisteddfod Office after 1 June 2018 for more information.

(b) Set piece

Competitors will be given 20 minutes to familiarise themselves with the pieces and with the vocalists.

£300 (£200 from Cronfa Eleri and £100 from Gwilym and Glenys Evans, Llandyrnog, Denbigh in memory of their daughter, Eleri, to fund further studies in accompaniment)

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63. Instrumental Group - Open

Three or more members.  Own choice for up to 10 minutes

Prize:

£600 (Ymddiriedolaeth James Pantyfedwen) to be distributed according to the wishes of the adjudicators

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64. Instrumental Duet - Open

Own choice for up to 5 minutes

Prizes:

1. £100
2. £60
3. £40
(£200 Judith James, Llandaf, Caerdydd)

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65. Instrumental Blue Ribband for those aged 19 and over

Peggy and Maldwyn Hughes Fund Scholarship

Competitions 66-71 lead to the Blue Ribband and a scholarship worth £3,000 from the Peggy and Maldwyn Hughes Fund.

The scholarship is open to any person born in Wales or one of whose parents were born in Wales, or any person who has lived or worked in Wales for the three years prior to 31 August 2018, or any person who can speak or write Welsh.

This scholarship was created to promote instrumental music in Wales.  This scholarship is held for a year and is to be used to further the winner’s career as a musician.  The scholarship cannot be won more than once.

Competitors should perform the same programme.

Individuals aged 19 and over

The competitors in the following competitions should choose a programme of at least one piece.  The full programme should not take more than 15 minutes.  Each competitor is responsible for their own accompanist, and no official accompanist is supplied.  Four competitors from those competing in competitions 66--71 will be chosen to compete for the Blue Ribband.  These competitions are held in the one centre following each other, before a panel of adjudicators.

Prize:

Blue Ribband and £150 (Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf) and a scholarship worth £3,000 (Peggy and Maldwyn Hughes Fund Scholarship, to be used to further the winner’s career as a musician)

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66. Woodwind Solo for those aged 19 and over

Prizes:

1. £100

2. £60

3. £40

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67. Strings Solo for those aged 19 and over

Prizes:

1. £100

2. £60

3. £40

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68. Piano Solo for those aged 19 and over

Prizes:

1. £100

2. £60

3. £40

(£200 Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)

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69. Brass Solo for those aged 19 and over

Prizes:

1. £100
2. £60
3. £40
(£200 Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf)

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70. Harp Solo for those aged 19 and over

Prizes:

1. £100

2. £60

3. £40

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71. Percussion Solo for those aged 19 and over

Prizes:

1. £100

2. £60

3. £40

(£200 Ysgol y Gadeirlan, Llandaf)

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72. Instrumental Blue Ribband for those aged 16 and under 19

Leslie Wynne-Evans Scholarship (£1,500)

Rachael Ann Thomas Scholarship (£500)

Competitions 73-77 lead to the Blue Ribband and a scholarship worth £2,000 from the Leslie Wynne-Evans Scholarship (£1,500) and the Rachael Ann Thomas Scholarship (£500)

The scholarship is open to any person born in Wales or one of whose parents were born in Wales, or any person who has lived or worked in Wales for the three years prior to 31 August 2018, or any person who can speak or write Welsh.

This scholarship is held for a year and is to be used to further the winner’s career as a musician.  The scholarship cannot be won more than once.

The adjudication panel will choose three competitors from competitions 73-77 to compete on the pavilion stage.  The same programme should be performed.

Individuals aged 16 and under 19

Competitors in the following competitions are required to choose a programme comprising of one piece or more.  The full programme should not exceed 12 minutes.  Each competitor is responsible for his / her own accompanist, and no official accompanists are provided.  Three competitors from competitions no. 73-77 will compete for the Blue Ribband.

These competitions will be held in succession in the same location, with an adjudication panel.

Prize:

Blue Ribband (Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf) and £150 (Gwawr Owen, Caerdydd) and a scholarship worth £2,000 (£1,500 Leslie Wynne Evans Scholarship; £500 Rachael Ann Thomas Scholarship, to be used to further the winner’s career as a musican)

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73. Woodwind Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

Prizes:

1. £75
2. £50
3. £25

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74. Strings Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

Prizes:

1. £75
2. £50
3. £25

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75. Piano Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

Prizes:

1. £75

2. £50

3. £25

(£150 Gan Gôr Meibion Maelgwn er cof am R Davy Jones, Llanfairfechan)

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76. Brass Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

Prizes:

1. £75
2. £50
3. £25
(£150 Ysgol y Gadeirlan, Llandaf)

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77. Harp Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

Prizes:

1. £75
2. £50
3. £25

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78. Percussion Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

Prizes:

1. £75
2. £50
3. £25

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79. Instrumental Blue Ribband under 16

Ivor and Aeres Evans Trust Scholarship

Competitions 80-84 lead to the Blue Ribband and the Ivor and Aeres Evans Trust Scholarship, worth £1,000.

The scholarship is open to any person born in Wales or one of whose parents were born in Wales, or any person who has lived or worked in Wales for the three years prior to 31 August 2018, or any person who can speak or write Welsh.

This scholarship is held for a year and is to be used to further the winner’s career as a musician.  The scholarship cannot be won more than once.

The adjudication panel will choose three competitors from competitions 80-84 to compete on the pavilion stage.  The same programme should be performed.

Individuals under 16

Competitors in the following competitions are required to choose a programme comprising of one piece or more.  The full programme should not exceed 10 minutes.  Each competitor is responsible for his / her own accompanist, and no official accompanists are provided.  Four competitors from competitions no. 80-84 will compete for the Blue Ribband.

These competitions will be held in succession in the same location, with an adjudication panel.

Prize:

Blue Ribband (Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf) and £100 (Ysgol y Gadeirlan, Llandaf) and a scholarship worth £1,000 (Ivor and Aeres Evans Trust Scholarship) to be used to further the winner’s career as a musician

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80. Woodwind Solo under 16

Prizes:

1. £60
2. £30
3. £20

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81. Strings Solo under 16

Prizes:

1. £60
2. £30
3. £20

(£110 Er cof am Peter Elias Jones gan ei deulu)

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82. Piano Solo under 16

Prizes:

1. £60
2. £30
3. £20
(£110 Er cof am y diweddar Mrs Joan Hooper [William gynt], gynt o Arosfa, Llanwrtyd ac yna o Gaerdydd)

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83. Brass Solo under 16

Prizes:

1. £60
2. £30 (Branwen Gwyn ac Elis Griffiths, Grangetown, Caerdydd)
3. £20

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84. Harp Solo under 16

Prizes:

1. £60
2. £30
3. £20
(£110 Er cof am Peter Elias Jones gan ei deulu)

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85. Percussion Solo under 16

1. £60
2. £30
3. £20

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9. Instrumental group or instrumental and vocal group

Arrangement of no more than 7 minutes of traditional Welsh airs or folk songs, with a combination of acoustic instruments or acoustic instruments and voice.  Emphasis will be put on the traditional nature of the performance

 

Prizes:

1. £300 (Ysgol y Gadeirlan, Llandaf) to be shared at the discretion of the adjudicators

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Competition in the Tŷ Gwerin

10. Solo on any folk instrument

A programme of traditional Welsh folk airs of no more than five minutes, with an emphasis on the traditional Welsh technique, style and interpretation

Prizes:

1. John Weston Thomas Memorial Trophy to be held for a year and £75

2. £50

3. £25

(£150 Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf)

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Adjudicators and Accompanists:

Vocal Adjudicators:

Panel of 3 for choral competitions: Joy Amman Davies, Brian Hughes, Rhian Roberts

Towyn Roberts: : Leah-Marian Jones, Rebecca Evans, Alun Rhys Jenkins

Solos over 25: Bethan Dudley Fryar, Catrin Wyn Davies, Donald Maxwell

Solos 19 and under 25: Huw Rhys-Evans, Merril Jenkins, Gwion Thomas

Other vocal competitions: Elen ap Robert, Delyth Hopkins Evans, Rhys Meirion

Musical: Rhidian Marc, Rebecca Trehearn

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Instrumental:

Woodwind: Daniel Brian Hughes

Strings: Elenid Owen

Piano: Siwan Rhys

Brass: Robert Samuel

Harp: Hannah Stone

Percussion: Robin Llwyd Jones

Accompanists: Jeffrey Howard, Kim Lloyd Jones, Glian Llwyd, Rhiannon Pritchard

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