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BIFF Performance List 2017

Below you will find Elena Cobb Star Prize Performance List 2017 for the British & International Federation of Festivals for the period between 30 June 2017 and 1 July 2018.

IMPORTANT

Level
Performers in all categories must select pieces accordingly to their Grade/Level.
Adjudication
Adjudication will be based on the overall excellence of the performance and musicianship, e.g. text accuracy, musicality and general impression of which particular performance was better and stood out from the crowd.
Prizes
In addition to the cash prizes, the winners in each category will be invited to perform at the Winners Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 April 2018.

1. DUETS & TRIOS CLASS
Beginners To Late Intermediate Levels, Up to Prep Test-Gr.5 ABRSM

  1. Duets from the Piano Star 1, up to Prep Test level to Grade 1 by ABRSM, Preview
  2. Duets from the Piano Star 2, up to Prep Test to Grade 1 by ABRSM, Preview
  3. My Piano Trip To London, book 1, up to Prep Test level to Grade 1 by Elena Cobb, Preview & Listen
  4. My Piano Trip To London, book 2, up to Prep Test level to Grade 1 by Elena Cobb, Preview & Listen
  5. Snapchats by Melanie Spanswick, Grade 3-4 ABRSM level, Preview & Listen
  6. At the Drop of a Hat by Pam & Olly Wedgwood, Grade 4-5 ABRSM level, Preview & Listen
  7. The Wheels Of Time by Heather Hammond, Grade 4-5 ABRSM level, Preview & Listen
  8. Mrs Van Der Blond by Elena Cobb, Grade 6 ABRSM level, Preview & Listen

2. SOLO CLASS
Beginners To Early Intermediate Levels, Gr. 1-5 ABRSM

UP TO PREP TEST LEVEL TO GRADE 1 LEVEL ABRSM

  1. Piano Star 1 by ABRSM, Preview
  2. Piano Star 2 by ABRSM, Preview
  3. Piano Star 3 by ABRSM, Preview

GRADE 1 ABRSM level

  1. Super Duck from Higgledy Piggledy Jazz, by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Jazz, 1 min 20 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Witch Cackle from Piano Magic, by Melanie Spanswick, hard copy, Classical, 45 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,
  3. Space Train from Piano Aliens by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Disco, 45 sec, PREVIEW BOOK

GRADE 2 ABRSM level

  1. I Ate All The Choc’late from Higgledy Piggledy Jazz, by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Jazz, 1 min, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Milky Way from Piano Aliens, by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Romantic, 40 sec, PREVIEW BOOK
  3. Fairy Dust, from Piano Magic, by Melanie Spanswick, hard copy, Minimalist, 35 sec, PREVIEW BOOK.

GRADE 3 ABRSM level

  1. Polka Butterfly, from Higgledy Piggledy Jazz, by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Jazz, 1 min, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Imminent Danger, from Grooves From Piano Dudes, by Heather Hammond, hard copy, Pop. 40 sec, PREVIEW BOOK
  3. Time To Catch A Train, from Higgledy Piggledy Jazz, by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Jazz, 1 min 25 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,

GRADE 4 ABRSM level

  1. Flamenco Fiesta, from Piano Ole! by Heather Hammond, hard copy, Classical. 1 min 30 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. House Beat, by Paul Birchall, digital download, Pop, 2 min 50 sec, PREVIEW.
  3. When Tides Change, from Ballads Without Words, vol.1, by Heather Hammond, hard copy, Pop, 1 min, PREVIEW BOOK,

GRADE 5 ABRSM level

  1. Waltz On The Sunken Ship, from Piano Waves, by Melanie Spanswick, hard copy, Romantic. 2 min, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Sunday, from Daily Expressions book 2, by Paul Birchall, hard copy, Minimalist, 1 min 25 sec, PREVIEW BOOK
  3. Heriot Water, from A Borders Suite, by Donald Thomson, hard copy, Celtic, 2 min 15 sec PREVIEW BOOK

3. SOLO CLASS
Late Intermediate To Advanced Levels, Gr. 6-8 ABRSM

GRADE 6 ABRSM level

  1. Lavender Haze, from Piano Recital Solos, by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Romantic, 2 min, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Good Mood Boogie from Grooves For Piano Dudes, by Heather Hammond, hard copy, Jazz, 1 min 10 sec, PREVIEW BOOK
  3. The Silvery Tay, by Donald Thomson, digital download, Celtic inspired, PREVIEW BOOK

GRADE 7 ABRSM level

  1. Grey Mare’s Tail, from A Borders Suite, by Donald Thomson, hard copy, Celtic inspired, 2 min, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Digression, by Melanie Spanswick, from Digressions, hard copy, Minimalist, 1 min 25 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,
  3. Mirrors, by Sam Wedgwood, from Sam Wedgwood Project, digital download, Pop Ballad, PREVIEW BOOK

GRADE 8 ABRSM level

  1. Arabia Étude-Tableau by Elena Cobb, hard copy, Romantic, 3 min 20 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,
  2. Peacock Grande Valse, by Elena Cobb, digital download, hard copy released soon, Romantic, 1 min 40 sec, PREVIEW BOOK
  3. Russian Bells Étude-Tableau, by Elena Cobb, digital, Romantic, 1 min 50 sec, PREVIEW BOOK,
  4. Penguins, by Andrew Higgins, hard copy and digital, 2 min, PREVIEW BOOK