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Newbury Spring Festival
Presented by: The Sheepdrove Trust
The Sheepdrove Recital Competition Final

Sheepdrove, Lambourn

 

NEWBURY SPRING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ANNA GENIUSHENE AS WINNER OF SHEEPDROVE PIANO COMPETITION 2017

After a weekend of closed and open heats on the afternoon of Sunday 14th May Anna Geniushene was awarded the £2000 Kindersley Prize for winning the 2017 Sheepdrove Piano Competition.
The competition final which this year had an emphasis on the works of Beethoven was judged by a distinguished panel of jurors including Françoise Clerc, Mikhail Kazakevich, John Lill, Lucy Parham, David Whelton and Mark Eynon. Runner up prizes were awarded to Ran Feng, Daniel Hynun-woo Evans and Daniel Hart.

The Sheepdrove Piano Competition, now in its 9th year, is an important part of the Newbury Spring Festival and is held at the Sheepdrove Eco Centre, Lambourn. The competition is open to piano students from all the major UK conservatories and was founded in 2009 by the Sheepdrove Trust under the patronage of Sir Roger Norrington.

Mark Eynon, Festival Director said “The Sheepdrove Piano Competition is central to the Newbury Spring Festival’s commitment to support and launch a new generation of young artists. This year’s finalists are all extremely talented and Anna Geniushene is destined for a great career”.

 

AWARDS
First Prize: The Kindersley Prize of £2000 plus a recital on Monday 15th May for a fee of £500 as part of the Newbury Spring Festival was awarded to Anna Geniushene from the Royal Academy of Music

Second Prize: £1,000 donated by Greenham Common Trust, was awarded to Ran Feng from the Royal Northern College of Music

Third Prize: £500 donated by the Friends of Newbury Spring Festival was awarded to Daniel Hynun-woo Evans from Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Fourth Prize: £250 donated anonymously was awarded to Daniel Hart from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Audience Prize: £250 donated anonymously was awarded to Anna Geniushene

The Sheepdrove
Piano Competition Final

Sunday 14th May, Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, Lambourn RG17 7UU
3.00pm (ends approx 5.45pm)
£20 unreserved seating, includes afternoon tea

 

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A wonderful opportunity to hear the best international piano students drawn from all the major UK conservatoires – and to cast your vote for the audience prize!

 

Now in its ninth year, this notable competition, under the patronage of Sir Roger Norrington and funded by the Sheepdrove Trust, is open to candidates aged 26 and under from the eight major UK music colleges, and attracts young pianists of the highest standard from around the world. Today’s competition, which this year has an emphasis on Beethoven, features four shortlisted finalists and takes place in the tranquil setting of Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre on the Lambourn Downs.

 

The overall winner will perform a solo recital in the Corn Exchange on Monday 15th May as part of the Festival’s popular Young Artists Lunchtime Recital Series.

 

Jury
Francoise Clerc Head of Classical Music, Bureau Export, Paris
Mark Eynon Director, Newbury Spring Festival
Mikhail Kazakevich Russian pianist and Professor of Piano, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
John Lill CBE Major British pianist, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition 1970
Lucy Parham British pianist and Professor of Piano, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
David Whelton Former Managing Director, Philharmonia Orchestra

 

1st Prize: The Kindersley Prize of £2,000
2nd Prize: £1,000 donated by Greenham Common Trust
3rd Prize: £500 donated by the Friends of NSF
4th Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor
Audience Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor

 

 

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