Chance to see some talented young pianists

AN EXCITING new generation of international young adult pianists are travelling to Eastbourne on July 9 and 10 to compete in the prestigious Norah Sande Award final rounds.

The competition, held at the Eastbourne College Theatre is open to the public. Now in its sixth year, the Norah Sande Award is well-renowned on the international circuit and attracts top competitors including BBC Young Musician of the Year finalists.

Performances will take place throughout the day on July 9, commencing at 9.30am, and the final will be adjudicated from 2pm on July 10 with recital programmes by three finalists followed by an announcement of the winner and runners up at about 5.30pm.

Entry is free throughout Saturday and £8 on the door for the Sunday final.Children studying a musical instrument can have free entry to the final – just bring proof such as a teacher’s note, invoice or exam certificate.

The competition is open to pianists aged 18-25 with a minimum performance standard of Grade VIII Distinction in pianoforte and who were born or who are resident, training or working in Kent, the London postal district, Surrey or Sussex. More information at www.sande-award.co.uk.