The 2019 Festival will run over the first three weekends of March. The Syllabus is being prepared now and should be available by the start of the next school term. If you have any suggestions please post on our Facebook page.
For the last two years the Festival has received no funding from the Council. Both Festivals ended with a significant deficit. Please consider making a donation of any amount, however small, so that we can continue providing the opportunity for aspiring musicians and drama students.
The Final concert and the Young Musician of the Festival Competition was held on 18th March. The 2018 Young Musician of the Year is Yuan Xu. Yuan is an very competent pianist who has been a regular Festival player. This last year has seen him develop his skills quite strongly. Congratulations to Yuan and his fellow finalists who provided us with a great play-off.
The full list of 2018 class winners is available through the "Winners" link above.
We were at
Harrogate High School (HHS),
Ainsty Road, Harrogate,
on the 2nd-4th, 9th-11th and 16th-18th March (www.harrogatehigh.co.uk).
For 2018 we were, for the second time, at HHS.
Once more we were very happy with the location and are grateful yet again for the strong support of the school staff.
This year we had
use of the Dance Studio and the Sport Hall. This worked
well for us as it provided the opportunity to use more
The first weekend
was very busy and we were forced to use some of the smaller
rooms when we would have preferred not to. We have
decided that in 2019 we will move the Strings sections from
the first to the third weekend to better balance the weekends
and to give ourselves more options on the use of rooms.