Welcome to the Abingdon Music Festival!

“A festival with a difference – not a competition but a workshop”

The 22nd Abingdon Music Festival will take place from Friday 03 to Sunday 05 May 2019. It will be returning to its original venue:  Our Lady’s Abingdon, Radley Road, OX14 3PS.

Closing date was 15 March. Entries are now closed.

The timetable for the Festival is here: AMF 19 timetable v3b

The syllabus is available via this link: AMFSyllabus19 finp

The Maestro Conducting Masterclass took place on Sunday 10 March with St Giles Orchestra and maestro Peter Stark; see the Maestro tab for full details.

On the day before, 2018 Concerto Competition winner Leo Appel played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Abingdon and District Music Society orchestra to huge acclaim from the sizeable audience. He will play the Bruch Concerto with Didcot Concert Orchestra on Sunday 09 June at 4 pm at Cornerstone, Didcot.

We regularly receive comments that this is a really friendly and informative festival; to those of you who may be new to it, its “difference” means that after every performance, in whatever category, an adjudicator of the highest calibre will give instant comments and helpful advice. Audiences appreciate hearing these assessments immediately instead of having to wait until the end of the class, and performers really enjoy the chance to work on their pieces with an experienced adjudicator.

The only element of competition is that each adjudicator is invited to select items for the final Sunday evening concert.


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The Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Drama and Speech, of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

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