Piano Competition for Young Adult Pianists


 
After having to cancel the 2020 competition due to Covid 19 restrictions we are delighted to be inviting entries for the
2021 Norah Sande Award and are also looking forward to welcoming back our audience of loyal supporters. 
NEW this year as part of the first prize is a second performance opportunity for the winner.


 
The 2021 Norah Sande Award is open to PIANISTS who are aged 18 to 25 (inclusive) on 1st July 2021 who were born, or who are resident, training or working in Kent, Sussex, Surrey or the London postal area. 
 
The Norah Sande Award has been enabled by a substantial bequest from the late Norah Sande, in memory of her Grandmother, Alice Mary Caffin. Its object (and the wish of the legatee) is to encourage and support young musicians at the commencement of their careers.
 
 First prize £2000 and two performance opportunities
Second prize £1000
Third prize £500

Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra
NEW FOR 2021:
The winner will be invited to be the Piano Concerto soloist with the prestigious Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra and also perform in the Classical Programme at the renowned Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre. The organisers reserve the right to alter or withdraw these opportunities if necessary.
 
2021 Norah Sande Award flyer

ROMANIAN PIANIST GEORGE TODICA ADDS EASTBOURNE’S NORAH SANDE AWARD 2019 TO HIS LIST OF INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS


 George Todica - 2020 Norah Sande Award Winner  George Todica receives a cheque for £2,000 and an opportunity to perform in a recital from the Chairman of Adjudicators, David Patrick
Norah Sande Award winner 2019, George Todica receives a cheque for £2,000 and an opportunity to perform in a recital from the Chairman of Adjudicators, David Patrick 


JOIN THE AUDIENCE FOR THE FINAL ROUND
PIANO RECITALS

BY AN EXCITING NEW GENERATION OF INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ADULT PIANISTS TRAVELLING TO EASTBOURNE TO COMPETE IN THIS PRESTIGIOUS TWO DAY EVENT
Recital opportunity for winner
Birley Centre, Eastbourne College, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4EF

SATURDAY 3rd JULY 2021 - From 9.30am
Second Round
FREE ENTRY throughout the day


SUNDAY 4th JULY 2021 - 2.30 pm
Final Round - 3 Recitals
Tickets: £10.00 on the door  (Under 18s Free)

Three finalists perform a full recital programme incorporating classical, romantic and contemporary pieces

c. 5.30pm Announcement of winner and runners-up

Tickets will be available from the Festival Office, 70 Kings Avenue,Eastbourne BN21 2PD or call 01323 729013.
Cheques should be made payable to "Sande Award".  Please note tickets will be sent out nearer the date.
 

Tickets for Sunday's final can also be booked at the Award's front of house desk on Saturday 3rd July with any remaining seats sold at the door.
Children studying a musical instrument can have free entry to hear these inspirational musicians in the Final.

 
Freddy Kempf © Monique Deul

Patron Freddy Kempf wishes all entrants well for the 2021 Competition.
 
 Photo: Monique Deul
 

Registered Charity No. 1108317
 

Artistic Director : Spencer W Freeman MBE

Norah Sande Award Office,
70 Kings Avenue, Eastbourne. BN21 2PD
Tel: 01323 729013
Email: info@sande-award.co.uk

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