The 7th annual Dulwich Music Festival piano competition is adjudicated by Nancy Litten and takes place at Kingsdale Foundation School in West Dulwich.

An innovative amateur music festival for young pianists in South London has moved to a new performance space in West Dulwich, the award-winning Pod at Kingsdale Foundation School.

The Dulwich Music Festival started in 2012 and has grown in popularity from a one-off piano competition to quarterly competitive music events at historic venues across London such as the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill and Handel & Hendrix Museum in Bond Street. The piano competition in June offers school-age children a performance platform with a child-friendly audience and encouraging adjudicator feedback.

South London-based classical musician and music teacher Lorraine Liyanage established the Festival in 2012 to address the lack of any performing arts festivals for her piano students in the surrounding area. The festival attracts great support from local businesses that sponsor a trophy and the Festival now has an impressive collection of silverware to present each year.

“The Festival is reinventing the old-fashioned image of classical music competitions and creates a celebration of all things piano in an unstuffy and encouraging atmosphere” says Lorraine.

The headline sponsor for the 2nd year running is Portico Property, a London-wide estate agency with a branch situated locally on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich.

Entries can be made online and the numbers are limited for each class so early entry is advised.

Sunday 10th June 2018

Kingsdale Foundation School, West Dulwich, London SE21

Photo 1: The Pod @ Kingsdale School

Photo 2: Lorraine Liyanage, Festival Director