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Do you know a young composer?
The Festival has held five biennial Festivals of Young Composers, under the auspices of its Michael Hurd Memorial Fund. Every time we have been impressed by the quality and effectiveness of the works by our young composers, and delighted by the enthusiastic reception they have received from our expert adjudicators and appreciative audiences! The sixth event in the series was launched in the summer, with classes in three age groups: 14 and under, 17 and under, and 19 and under.
Scores must be submitted by Monday 9 December and performed at the live adjudication day on Saturday 1 February at Petersfield United Reformed Church Hall, College Street, Petersfield GU31 4AG. All the pieces are discussed by the adjudicators in front of the audience, and the winners and runners-up in each age class receive a cash prize to further their musical development. The winning compositions will be performed again at the Festival's Youth Concert on Monday 16 March.