Classical Guitar Syllabus 2024

Entries open 01/01/2024 and close 28/02/2024

Friday 17th May and Saturday 18th May in the Upper Hall at Redhill United Reformed Church, Shaw’s Corner.

Adjudicator: Christopher Stell

Christopher StellChristopher Stell studied with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music, and then with Sergio and Odair Assad in Brussels. It was at this time that Christopher began his collaboration with Mark Eden forming the Eden Stell Guitar Duo. Chris has performed in over 20 countries, including tours in the USA and China and had concerto engagements with renowned ensembles such as the Prague Chamber Orchestra.

International recitals include an appearance at the Guitar Foundation of America Omni Foundation Concert Series in San Francisco and the Alla Grande Festival in Canada. Chris has also performed at prestigious venues such as the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Stuttgart Liederhalle, The Sage in Gateshead, Uppsala Kongress Hall in Sweden, 92nd Street Y in New York and, in London’s Purcell Rooms, Wigmore Hall and Kings Place.

In 2019 Chris was invited to give a special performance of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal in the Stadttheater Aschaffenburg in the presence of Cecilia Rodrigo.

Chris is a founding members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet who have rapidly become one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitar ensembles with concerts throughout Europe USA and China.

Chris is a D’Addario Strings endorsed artist.

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Rules

Backing tracks are not permitted in any class.
Please provide the adjudicator with a copy of your music.
Please choose any piece from a current examination syllabus or a piece appropriate to the grade.
A Grade 8 class cannot be entered if more than a year has elapsed since achieving Grade 8.

The Robert Bouffler Music Trust can help with the cost of an accompanist! The Trust will consider requests for mini-grants of up to £35. Please note that grants are intended to support families of limited means. If you live or go to school in East Surrey/Tandridge, and would like to apply for a mini-grant up to £35, email the Trust’s Hon. Secretary at barbara@rbmt.org.uk, giving your address, school attended, the Section/Class you are entering, and the name and email address of your accompanist (as the Trust will pay them directly).

500 Beginners Classical
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

501 Pre-Grade 1 Classical (Prep-test/Initial Standard)
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

502 Grade 1 Classical
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

503 Grade 2 Classical
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

504 Grade 3 Classical
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

505 Grade 4 Classical
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

506 Grades 5 & 6 Classical
Fee £5.50
Up to 5 mins.

507 Grades 7 & 8 Classical
Fee £6.00
Up to 6 mins.

508 Junior Recital, Grades 3 & 4 Classical
Own choice of contrasting pieces.
Fee £7.00
Up to 6 mins.

509 Intermediate Recital, Grades 5 & 6 Classical
Own choice of contrasting pieces.
Fee £7.50
Up to 8 mins.

510 Senior Recital, Grades 7 & 8 Classical
Fee £9.00
Up to 10 mins.
Own choice of contrasting pieces.

511 Recital (open)
Own choice of contrasting pieces.
Fee £9.00
Up to 10 mins.

519 Adult Recital (Age 18+)
Non-competitive (adjudication only).
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £9.00
Up to 8 mins.

520 Duet for Two Guitars (Beginner to grade 2)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 4 mins.

521 Duet for Two Guitars (Grades 3 & 4)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 4 mins.

522 Duet for Two Guitars (Grades 5 & 6)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.50 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 6 mins.

523 Duet for Two Guitars (Grades 7 & 8)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.50 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 6 mins.

524 Duet for Two Guitars (Open)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.50 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 6 mins.

525 Duet for Guitar & Instrument or Voice (Junior)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 4 mins.

526 Duet for Guitar & Instrument or Voice (Senior)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.50 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 6 mins.

527 Duet for Guitar & Instrument or Voice (Open)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.50 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 6 mins.

528 Self-accompaniment
Accompany your singing on guitar.
Award: Non-competitive
Fee £5.00
Up to 4 mins.

530 Guitar Trio/Quartet (Junior)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £7.00 per group
Group of 3 to 4 people
Up to 6 mins.

531 Guitar Trio/Quartet (Senior)
Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £7.00 per group
Group of 3 to 4 people
Up to 8 mins.

540 Guitar Orchestra (Junior)
Five or more guitarists. Own choice of piece(s).
Award: Cup
Fee £11.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
Up to 8 mins.

541 Guitar Orchestra (Senior)
Five or more guitarists. Own choice of piece(s).
Award: Cup
Fee £11.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
Up to 8 mins.

542 Ensemble (Guitars and Other Instruments/Voice)
Own choice piece(s) for a minimum of five players, including at least three guitars.
Award: Cup
Fee £12.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
Up to 8 mins.

547 Instrument or voice with guitar accompaniment
Fee £5.50
Up to 4 mins.

549 Family Duet or Ensemble
Non-competitive (adjudication only). This must include at least one guitar in the ensemble. Own choice of piece(s).
Fee £6.50 per group
Group of any size
Up to 6 mins.

Concerto Competition
For Concerto entries, please see our Concerto Competition section.

Entries for the Festival close on 28 February 2024 (enter here). Please ensure your entry is submitted in time!