National SASMT Ensemble Competition

Music making is inherently a lonesome pursuit in comparison to sports where activities are much more social. To counteract this isolation, it is essential to bring musicians together to play and enhance the joy of music-making through sharing it with others. Many lasting friendships and relationships have started because of playing music together with others.
Ensemble playing should form an integral part in the training of all musicians. Personal development, reduction of performance anxiety and skills such as listening, rhythmic stability and sight-reading are but a few components that can be improved by collaborative playing. Vivid memories of joyous piano duets with my mother were the inspiration to make the idea of an ensemble competition for learners a reality. The fun of playing Schubert Marches, Mozart Sonatas and Moszkowski Spanish Dances must already have planted the first seed for a love for ensemble playing, which later became a passion. To make music with other s is rewarding, offers new insights and fosters love for a totally new repertoire.
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Closing date: 30 June 2021
Competition dates: 20, 21 & 22 August 2021
Coordinator: Gisela Scriba email