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2023 was our 90th Festival
Sutton Music Festival 2023
Celebration Concert brings our 90th Festival to a close
Included in the presentations was a new 90th Festival Trophy for the performer who had given outstanding solo performances at intermediate or advanced level from any two sections of the Festival.
After the prizegiving everyone enjoyed a 90th Festival cake, donated by Bluthner’s who provide the Festival pianos.‘
Celebrity Piano Masterclass 2024
A number of outstanding performers will be invited to participate in our Piano Masterclass to be held on Sunday 24th March 2024. We are delighted that the Masterclass will be given by Professor Vanessa Latarche FRCM, Chair of International Keyboard Studies, Head of Keyboard and Associate Director for Partnerships in Asia, from the Royal College of Music. This will provide a fantastic opportunity for some of the Festival’s most outstanding pianists to work with an internationally renowned pedagogue.
The Masterclass will be held at the Recital Hall, Trinity School, Shirley Park, CR9 7AT from 2.30pm until 6.00pm
Tickets at the door: £6, £3 for non participating students.
Vanessa Latarche FRCM
Gala Concert Brings The 2023 Sutton Music Festival To A Close
The 2023 Sutton Music Festival came to a close on Sunday 26 November at Overton Grange School with a Gala Concert of prize winners. Trophies and prizes were presented by the Festival president and Sutton Mayor Councillor Colin Stears.
The Mayor Cllr Colin Stears with the Prize Winners from the 2023 Gala Concert
Participants in the 2023 Gala Concert
2023 Celebrity Masterclass For Strings
SMF Masterclass for strings given by Ruth Rogers
Sutton Music Festival organised a very successful and enjoyable Masterclass given by Ruth Rogers on Sunday 5 March in Wallington Library. The masterclass included participants from the 2022 Festival, playing violin and cello. They played works by Bach, Sarasate, Paganini, Rachmaninov and others.
Said Ruth after the class had finished: ‘It was an honour to work with these incredibly talented young musicians. They responded so well to ideas and suggestions, and I think that it was a lovely opportunity for them to perform to an audience and interact with a professional musician. Huge thanks to the Sutton Music Festival for giving young people this opportunity.’
Ruth Rogers is currently one of the Leaders of the London Mozart Players, and regularly guest leads other major orchestras. She studied at the Royal College of Music, has won many prestigious awards including the Tagore Gold Medal and the Manoug Parikian Award. She now performs both at home and abroad both as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles including the Iuventus String Quartet and the Aquinas Piano Trio.
The Masterclass is funded by the Neil Heayes bequest. Sutton Music Festival is supported by Arts Network Sutton, the HR Taylor Charitable Trust, and is grateful to the London Borough of Sutton for the use of the library.
The Mayor of Sutton Cllr Trish Fivey with Ruth Rogers and Masterclass participants
The 89th Sutton Music Festival 2022
We would like to thank the record number of people of all ages who entered the 2022 Festival and participated in a most successful event. We hope the feedback they received from our expert adjudicators will be fruitful.
The Festival came to an end on Sunday 27 November with the Prizewinners’ Concert, showing an excellent standard of performance in music and drama.
Gala Concert Brings The 2022 Sutton Music Festival To A Close
The 2022 Sutton Music Festival came to a close on 27 November at Overton Grange School with a Gala Concert of prize winners. Trophies and prizes were presented by the Festival president and Sutton Mayor Councillor Trish Fivey.
The Mayor Cllr Trish Fivey with the Prize Winners from the 2022 Gala Concert
Participants in the 2022 Gala Concert
With support from the
H.R. TAYLOR CHARITABLE TRUST
and ARTS NETWORK SUTTON
ADJUDICATORS for the 2024 Festival
Piano …………………………………….. TBA
Vocal & Choral ……………………… TBA
Speech & Drama ……………………. TBA
Winds & Concerto Class ……….. TBA
Strings …………………………………… TBA
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