2021 Adelaide Eisteddfod
String Division
02 Aug 2021 to 06 Aug 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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STRING DIVISION 2021


Convenor: Dr Helen Ayres

Telephone: 0415 298 067, email: aesstringsconvenor@gmail.com



Adjudicator/s: Sharon Grigoryan & Alison Rayner

Dates: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th August

Venue: Capri, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

(on the corner of Gilbert Street)


Admission: $10

2020/21 Adelaide Eisteddfod Members and children 12 years & under free of charge

Closing Date & Time for Competitors to Enter:

Friday 9th April 2021, 5 pm (Adelaide Time)


The closing date and time for all entries is 5 pm  Central Australian Time, Friday April 9th, the last day of the first school term.   Late entries/late payments will not be accepted.

It is important that entrants read the rules for each section and the general rules of the competitions: for example General Rule no. 10 states that no competitor shall perform the same item in more than one section unless this is specifically noted in the syllabus as being allowed for that section.   General Rule no. 12 states that a competitor winning a first prize in the Adelaide Eisteddfod in the previous two years may not present the same winning item/s of music in this year's eisteddfod.

Entries and Fees
All entries are to be made and paid on-line via www.stardom.com.au using the Stardom payment system.   The Stardom invoice becomes the Stardom receipt following payment.
Each competitor pays a fee per section entered, as printed on the computer-generated invoice, plus a single administration fee appearing on the invoice after all required sections have been entered.

*Where age limits apply the age of a competitor as at 30th June 2021 will be used to determine entry, unless otherwise stated.

*A timekeeper will be appointed and when the time limits stipulated are not adhered to then no mark, placing or prize is awarded to that competitor.    However the written adjudicator's report will be provided.

*The Eisteddfod Council reserves the right to cancel any sections which in its opinion have attracted insufficient entries and refund entry fees, or to divide or combine any section/s in consultation with entrants.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9/04/2021 5:30:00 PM (AEST)
S302 Violin Unaccompanied Solo     25 years and under.

Time Limit: 10:00

Unaccompanied solo. One or two movements from an unaccompanied Bach Suite. Movements need not be from the same suite. NOTE: $20 REFUNDED WHEN PERFORMER ARRIVES TO PLAY

Sponsored by Dr Jones and Partners Medical Imaging

Entries Closed
Entry: $45.001st $100          HM          
S304 Viola Unaccompanied Solo     25 years and under.

Time Limit: 10:00

Unaccompanied solo. One or two movements from an unaccompanied Bach Suite. Movements need not be from the same suite. NOTE: $20 REFUNDED WHEN PERFORMER ARRIVES TO PLAY

Sponsored by Dr Jones and Partners Medical Imaging

Entries Closed
Entry: $45.001st $100          HM          
S305 Cello Unaccompanied Solo     25 years and under.

Time Limit: 10:00

Unaccompanied solo. One or two movements from an unaccompanied Bach Suite. Movements need not be from the same suite. NOTE: $20 REFUNDED WHEN PERFORMER ARRIVES TO PLAY

Sponsored by Kim Worley

Entries Closed
Entry: $45.001st $100          HM          
S306 Junior String Concerto Solo     16 years and under

Time Limit:

Dr Jones and Partners Junior String Concerto. One or two movements of a concerto, cadenzas optional. No time limit. Entrants perform in ascending order of age. Previous First Prize Winners of this section are not eligible to enter. NOTE: $20 REFUNDED WHEN PERFORMER ARRIVES TO PLAY. Competitor must state the chosen concerto, movement/s, composer and approximate duration at time of entry.

Sponsored by Dr Jones and Partners Medical Imaging

Entries Closed
Entry: $55.001st Plaque          2nd Plaque          3rd Plaque          
S308 Violin Solo     14 years and under

Time Limit: 08:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Jennifer Newman

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S309 Violin Solo     13-15 years

Time Limit: 08:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Di Truscott

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $45          2nd $25          
S310 Viola or Cello Solo     15 years and under

Time Limit: 08:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Else Buttler Memorial

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $60          2nd $40          
S312 Any Bowed String Instrument Solo     17 years and under

Time Limit: 09:00

Own Choice

Sponsored by Lisi McGowran

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $100          2nd $50          
S314 Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass Solo     18 years and under, Romantic Section

Time Limit: 09:00

Piece/s by a composer of the ROMANTIC ERA (composed 1790-1910)

Sponsored by AUSTA

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $120          2nd $75          
S316 Any String Non 1st Prize Winner Solo     13-16 years

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice. This section is for those who have never won a first prize in a previous Adelaide Eisteddfod on that instrument.

Sponsored by Strings of Love

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $45          2nd $25          
S322 Any Bowed String Instrument Solo     Grade 1/2

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice Grade 1 and Grade 2

Sponsored by Peter and Judy Chiles

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S324 Any Bowed String Instrument Solo     Grade 3/4

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice Grade 3 and Grade 4

Sponsored by Sam Howes

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S326 Any Bowed String Instrument Solo     Grade 5/6

Time Limit: 06:00

Own Choice Grade 5 and Grade 6

Sponsored by Frances Griffin

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S328 Any Bowed String Instrument Solo     Grade 7/8

Time Limit: 07:00

Own Choice. Grade 7 and Grade 8. Suggested time limit of 7 minutes maximum.

Sponsored by AMEB

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S330 Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass Solo     7 years and under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own choice. NOTE: all competitors receive a performance medallion.

Sponsored by Therese Janus

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.00EA Medallions          
S331 Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass Solo     9 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Lindsay Lavers

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S332 Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass Solo     10 years and under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own choice..

Sponsored by Frances Norton

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S335 Violin or Viola Solo     12 years and under

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Christen Barras and Helen Ayres

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S336 Any String Non 1st Prize Winner Solo     10-12 years

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Ian Goldring

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S337 Cello or Double Bass Solo     12 years and under

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Christen Barras and Helen Ayres

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          
S939 Any String Player Solo     25 years and under

Time Limit: 15:00

RECITAL OPEN TO ALL STRING PLAYERS. One or more works which demonstrate your technical and interpretive capabilities within a suggested time limit of 15 minutes. General Rules 10, 11, 12 and 13 do not apply and any piece performed in another section or which has won a first prize may be played in this section. Time limit - 15 mins. maximum. Competitors from this section aged 25 years or under on December 31, 2021, may be selected to compete in the South Australian Final of the MBS Young Virtuoso Award. NOTE: $20 is REFUNDED when performer arrives to play.

Sponsored by Recitals Australia

Entries Closed
Entry: $65.001st $250          2nd $150