The annual ‘Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians’ will be taking place from 25th February – 1st March 2019.
The closing date for festival entries is Friday 14th December 2018.
The Gala Concert will take place on Friday 1st March at the John Mackintosh Hall, featuring six local performers and six international performers to perform and compete for the Local Young Musician of the Year and Best International Musician Bursaries.
The Local Ensemble and Local School Choir Bursaries will also be decided on the final night as the top ensembles and school choirs will be invited to perform.
A spokesperson said: "The festival aims to provide a friendly environment where young people can perform. An experienced UK music adjudicator, from the British and International Federation of Festivals, will provide positive and impartial feedback to all performers, at the adjudication weekend, helping to nurture and develop the children’s talents and will be awarding certificates, medals and trophies.
"If you play an instrument or enjoy singing, then come along and participate at this festival. The categories of classes include piano, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal and strings. There are competitive sections in every category where trophies and medals can be won. Classes will be divided into Infant, Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories and you can enter solos, duets, ensembles, or choirs."
BURSARIES AND TROPHIES TO BE WON:
The Local Young Musician of the Year: £500 Bursary
The Best International Musician: £250 Bursary
The Most Promising Local Senior: £250 Bursary
The Most Promising Local Intermediate £250 Bursary
The Most Promising Local Junior: £250 Bursary
The Best Local School Choir : £200 Bursary
The Best Local Ensemble : £100 Bursary
TROPHIES TO BE WON:
Most Promising String Instrumentalist
Most Promising Brass Instrumentalist
Most Promising Woodwind Instrumentalist
Most Promising Percussion Instrumentalist
Most Promising Piano Instrumentalist
Most Promising Vocal Instrumentalist
Syllabus and entry forms can be downloaded from their website: http://www.gampa.gi/gibfym