Using  an Official Accompanist

The Festival is very grateful to the Official Accompanists for all their hard work in providing such a high standard of musicianship and support for our entrants. The official accompanists will not be available for piano or guitar classes.

You may request the services of one of the Official Accompanists in an Own Choice class if you supply the title and composer details on your entry form.

If you need to change these details after submitting your entry you can do so online up to 27th May, although we would prefer you not to increase the length of your performance after the end of April. Just log in and follow the instructions here.


Please send a copy of the music you will be using to our Music Librarian: John Carter, 38 Truelocks Way, Wantage OX12 7EF, by May 28th. Ensure your name & class number is on each copy. See also festival rules.

• To help your accompanist, please write on the metronome mark at which you expect to perform the piece.

• If you would like a chance to practice with one of the official accompanists (at a charge) before the festival, this may be possible subject to Covid-19 regulations. Once your entry is accepted you will be sent a timing slip with contact details.