Syllabus

Mabel Swainson Pianoforte Award

Syllabus ID: 9.11

Competition: Age limit: 17 to 28 years. Prize includes a recital at a recognised venue and at Clandeboye Festival 2021 (both subject to host confirmation and winner's availability). Also, the winner will receive a perpetual cup tenable for one year.

Test Pieces 2021

Competitors to perform a programme of works lasting not less than 20 minutes and no longer than 25 minutes. Selected repertoire must represent at least two of the following categories: baroque, classical, romantic (including late romantic), European impressionist, contemporary.

Attention is drawn to Rule 23 of the Regulations of the Feis Ceoil.

The winner will be required to submit the programme for their public recital for approval by 1st June 2021. A varied programme is recommended for this recital, which should include a substantial work, or set of pieces comprising one opus number, and one piece of contemporary music written by an Irish composer since 1st January 1980.

Previous winners are not eligible.

NB: Please ensure that all own choice pieces are submitted at time of entry, as no change of repertoire will be allowed after competition entry deadline.

1st Prize: Perpetual cup, €750 and recital.

2nd Prize: €500 and Betty Clarke Medal, presented by the late Mrs. Betty Clarke.

Entries to Feis Ceoil 2021 are opening 19 October 2020 at 08:30!

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