Newbury Spring Festival
Presented by: The Sheepdrove Trust
The Sheepdrove Recital Competition Final

Sheepdrove, Lambourn

The Sheepdrove
Piano Competition Final

Sunday 20th May, Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, Lambourn RG17 7UU
3.00pm (ends approx 5.45pm)
£20 unreserved seating, includes afternoon tea




A wonderful opportunity to hear the best international piano students drawn from all the major UK conservatoires – and to cast your vote for the audience prize!


Now in its 10th year, this notable competition, established by The Sheepdrove Trust, is open to candidates aged 26 and under from the eight major UK music colleges, and attracts young pianists of the highest standard from around the world. Today’s competition, which this year has an emphasis on Schubert, features four shortlisted finalists and takes place in the tranquil setting of Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre on the Lambourn Downs.


The overall winner will perform a solo recital in the Corn Exchange on Monday 21 May as part of the Festival’s popular Young Artists Lunchtime Recital Series.


David Whelton former Managing Director, Philharmonia Orchestra
John Thwaites British pianist and Head of Keyboard, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Lucy Parham British pianist and Professor of Piano, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Mikhail Kazakevich Russian pianist and Professor of Piano, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
Mark Eynon Director, Newbury Spring Festival


1st Prize: The Kindersley Prize of £2,000
2nd Prize: £1,000 donated by Greenham Trust
3rd Prize: £500 donated by the Friends of NSF
4th Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor
Audience Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor



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