Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2013

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The closing date for the 3rd Foden's  Solo, Duet & Quartet contest which will take place on the 2nd November at Sandbach School in Cheshire is the 5th October.
 
This year sees the addition of new percussion classes and more prizes to be won in each of the 13 classes thanks to sponsor partners Besson Musical Instruments and Audi Macclesfield.
 
The international flavour of the day sees Besson artistes Alexis Demailly (principal cornet of Paris Brass) and Mike Dodd (principal euphonium of Grimethorpe) join Foden's Mark Wilkinson and Mark Landon as the panel of judges.
 
The innovative partnership with the RNCM in Manchester will also enable a number of students to sit in with the judges to gain invaluable adjudication experience.
 
Through the generosity of Besson Musical Instruments, the winner of the Blue Riband Open Air-Varie class will win an international trip to feature either with a band as a soloist, or to compete in an overseas solo competition.
Meanwhile, the winner of the of the 16-21 Air-Varie class will get a new work written for them by talented young composer Lee Morris, whilst there are a host of other fantastic prizes up for grabs too.
 
The contest organiser Fiona Rolfe said  "We are looking forward to another great day and hope to attract a record entry once more.  The excellent facilities at Sandbach School enable us to comfortably accommodate over 180 players and supporters, so please enter or come along and support the players. We are able to provide wonderful accompanists, brilliant prizes and the usual friendly atmosphere and encouragement to all competitors regardless of age or standard. We just want everyone to enjoy a great day of music making."
 
Entry forms
Entry forms are available from fiona-rolfe@hotmail.co.uk 

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