With the greatest regret we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the New Milton Music Festival and Gala Concert this weekend. We have reviewed the volunteer staffing levels, many of whom are in an at-risk health category, and concluded today that we can’t run the festival safely and in the manner that you would expect. We are also mindful of our responsibility not to exacerbate any risk of transmission of COVID-19 so would have been encouraging any performers or supporters in an at risk category not to attend. From the communications received this number has increased over the last two days.
We realise this is a huge disappointment to those who have put in hours of practice and preparation, and for all of those looking forward to a celebration of the last 20 years of music making in the festival’s name.
The Committee will review if there is any possibility to find a revised date and will advise in due course. Otherwise we will re-run the festival next year. Please bear with us as we review the best way of refunding entry fees. This will take a while to sort out.
Class Groups for 2020
|FP30||Violin - Rehearsal with String section for 20th Anniversary Celebration Piece (to be performed at Gala)||30 mins||£4.00||N/A|
|FP31||Viola - Rehearsal with String section for 20th Anniversary Celebration Piece (to be performed at Gala)||30 mins||N/A||N/A|
|FP32||'Cello - Rehearsal with String section for 20th Anniversary Celebration Piece (to be performed at Gala)||30 mins||N/A||N/A|
|FP33||Double Bass - Rehearsal with String section for 20th Anniversary Celebration Piece (to be performed at Gala)||30 mins||N/A||N/A|
|P61||Performance Platform. Junior String Solo or Duet. No adjudication. Own choice.||5 mins||£4.00||£3.50|
|P62||Performance Platform. Adult String Solo or Duet. No adjudication. Own choice.||8 mins||£4.00||£5.50|
|P65||Performance Platform. String Ensemble any age. No adjudication. Own choice.||8 mins||£8.00||N/A|
|106||Solo, Preliminary, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||3 mins||£4.00||£3.50|
|107||Solo, Grade 1, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||3 mins||£4.00||£3.50|
|108||Solo, Grade 2, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||3 mins||£4.00||£3.50|
|109||Solo, Grade 3, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||3 mins||£4.00||£3.50|
|110||Solo, Grade 4, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||5 mins||£5.50||£3.50|
|111||Solo, Grade 5, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||6 mins||£5.50||£3.50|
|112A||Solo, Grade 6, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||7 mins||£5.50||£4.50|
|112B||Solo, Grade 7, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||8 mins||£5.50||£4.50|
|113||Solo, Grade 8, any bowed instrument. Own choice.||8 mins||£5.50||£4.50|
|114||Adult Solo, any stringed instrument, up to two years playing. Own choice item.||4 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|115||Adult Solo, any stringed instrument, over two years playing. Own choice.||6 mins||£8.00||£5.50|
|126||Recital, any bowed instrument, with/without piano accompaniment. Own choice(s).||15 mins||£12.00||£9.50|
|127A||Harp, Beginner to Grade 3. Own choice.||4 mins||£4.00||£3.50|
|127B||Harp, Grade 4 and above. Own choice.||8 mins||£5.50||£3.50|
|116||Duet, Grades 1-3. Any strings, with/without piano accompaniment. Own choice.||5 mins||£6.00||£3.50|
|117||Duet, Grade 4 and above. Any strings, with/without piano accompaniment. Own choice.||6 mins||£8.00||£3.50|
|118||Trio, Grades 1-3. Own choice.||5 mins||£9.00||£3.50|
|119||Trio, Grade 4 and above. Own choice.||6 mins||£9.00||£3.50|
|120||String Quartet, Preliminary. Own choice.||4 mins||£9.00||£3.50|
|121||String Quartet, Grades 1-3. Own choice.||5 mins||£9.00||£3.50|
|122||String Quartet, Grades 4-5. Own choice.||6 mins||£9.00||£3.50|
|123||String Quartet, Grades 6-8. Own choice.||8 mins||£9.00||£4.50|
|124||String Ensemble/Orchestra, 12 years and under. 5 or more players. Own choice(s).||8 mins||£12.00||£3.50|
|125||String Ensemble/Orchestra, Secondary age/adult (not to include teachers as players). 5 or more players. Own choice(s).||8 mins||£12.00||£3.50|
Adjudicator - Stefan Defilet
Stefan splits his time between teaching and playing the violin. He's been head of strings at Bournemouth University since 2010, teaches at Poole Grammar, and privately. As a performer he has had a varied life. 4 years touring 16 countries with Canadian show "Barrage", over 200 dates and several recordings with the BSO. Pop session work includes Girls Aloud (Brit Awards single of the year "The Promise"), The Pet Shop Boys, Alesha Dixon.
More recently, he plays in various jazz groups, and in "The Bomo Swing", which has played at the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Larmer Tree Festival etc.
He is also very involved in amateur music, and has lead the Westbourne Orchestral Society for around 5 years. His string quartet, the Alani String Quartet, plays at around 40 weddings and functions a year. He is very excited to have been commissioned by Soundstorm, and is currently writing an 80 minute world music show, to be performed by hundreds of school children at the BIC in late 2021