Sheepdrove Piano Competition – the final


Sunday 17 May
Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, Lambourn.

Start time: 3pm (prize giving approx 5.30 – 6.00pm)
Tickets: £16.50 Unreserved
Box Office 01635 522733


Sir Roger Norrington – patron of the competition

This exciting final launches the Sheepdrove Piano Competition – an important new competition open to students from all the major UK music colleges, with an emphasis on the music of Frederic Chopin.

Come to the beautiful setting of the Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre for the piano competition final, where you will be able to cast your vote for the audience prize.

Sir Roger Norrington, recently Chairperson of BBC’s Maestro competition and conductor of the BBC Last Night of the Proms – will head the jury to decide who wins the cash prizes. He is joined by David Whelton, managing director of the Philharmonia Orchestra, distinguished Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich, Festival Director Mark Eynon and Chairman of the Friends, Caroline Holbrook.

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 Audience Prize donated by Leopold de Rothschild

The competition winner will also perform a solo recital at 12.30pm in the Corn Exchange on Monday 18 May as part of the Festival’s established Young Artists Lunchtime Recital Series.

Part of the Newbury Spring Festival

Box Office 01635 522733

Online bookings being taken from March 5th


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