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Kids with Talent SA

’n Nuwe kompetisie wat werklik landswyd kinders tussen die ouderdomme van 6 en 17 lok. Alle instrumente, alle style.
Verskeie datums 1 - 29 Oktober 2016
The Kids with talent SA competition is a platform or showcase of Young South African Talent from around the Country.
We give kids the opportunity to compete against other musicians in the same age groups in the following instrument categories: piano, guitar, drums, vocals, self-accompanied and an open category (any other instrument).
Find attached the entry form and general info document.
For any other information send us an email to the following email address:
You can also visit our website
For any urgent queries give us a call on 061 261 4981 (Office hours 09:00 -15:00)
General Infopdf
Entry Formpdf

Atterbury Klavierkompetisie - Pretoria

Atterbury 17 - 21 Oktober 2016
The official opening of the competition will take place on Monday 17 October 2016 at 18h30. During this ceremony, the overall winner of the 2015 competition, Leo Gevisser, will deliver a short performance. After his performance, all the participants will be introduced to the audience, and the official group photo will be taken on stage. Entry to the opening is free to all members of the public, and seats do not need to be reserved beforehand.
The final gala evening will be on Friday 21 October 2016 at 19h00.
During this event the 3 finalists from each of the age categories will perform 2 works each. There will be a short break during which the 3 adjudicators will discuss their final decisions, followed by the announcement of all the winners. Tickets for the gala evening will be available from Computicket.

workshops / courses / conferences / lectures

South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation: This Summer Course 2016.

The musicians range in age from 13 to 25 years, play an orchestral or wind band instrument (for Summer Course) and have a minimum grade 7 music level.
This Winter Course 2016 is for two symphony orchestras.
Summer Course in Johannesburg 8-17 December 2016: Winds and Strings
This Summer Course 2016 is for the National Youth Wind Orchestra and the National Youth String Orchestra.

concerts / recitals /


festivals / eisteddfodau

Gauteng Chamber Music Festival 4-8 January 2017

Primary School and High School children playing String Instruments
20 September: Entries open
1 October: Entries close
13 and 14 October: Auditions at Waterkloof NG Church in Dey Street, Pretoria
23 October: Phone in to obtain audition results

4-7 January 2017: Festival and workshops at Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Pretoria.
8 January 2017: Concerts at Waterkloof NG Church in Dey Street.

Minimum playing standard required per age:
7-9 years old: Minimum Grade 2
10-11 years old: Minimum Grade 3
12-13 years old: Minimum Grade 4
14-16 years old: Minimum Grade 5
17-19 years old: Minimum Grade 6
Please forward to all your friends and teachers!

We will post more information at the beginning of September.

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