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String section classes in the 2017 Festival will be held on Sunday 12th November. In 2017 the strings adjudicator will be Susan Collier.


All enquiries and entry forms to the String Section Secretary:-

Jia Doulton

Coldharbour House, Kingsley Common, Hants GU35 9LP    

Tel. 01420 472860

All email enquiries should be made to info@farnhammusicfestival.org.uk with the subject "String section enquiry"

We have a payment from October 13th for class St 5 with the name Godet but have no entry in this name. If you have tried to enter online or by post for St 5 then please email jia-doulton@btconnect.com 



 Please note: this page is being updated for the 2017 Festival; some information is incomplete (July 29th 2017)

Play2 string section class
In 2014 we introduced a new class, Play2, to offer participants aged 8 and 9 years the opportunity to prepare an 8 minute programme of two contrasting pieces. This is intended to offer a transition between the Own Choice solo classes which allow one piece only and the Junior Recital class in which up to three pieces can be performed. 

Classes for Violin,  Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Classical Guitar and Harp etc. will be held separately if there are sufficient entries. The time limit includes tuning up.


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To download the String Section syllabus click here

To download the entire syllabus as a pdf

If you are aged between 17 and 21 you may be eligible to apply for the June Fielding Bursary


To enter classes 


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Violinist Lara Caister was presented with a Young Musician Award by Vivien Harrison of Grayshott Concerts in December 2013.

In December 2014 Lara received a June Fielding Bursary of £500 which she used to help her fund a music course in summer 2015 in France. Read Lara's blog about the course here


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