Carricknath' for Clarinet and Orchestra..Ian Stephens

          Clarinet Concerto Class

Entries are invited for the Clarinet Concerto Class ( 300 and 301)

in conjunction with Music in Roseland and the Radford Trust.


Class 300 Semi Final Wednesday 16th March 3.00pm

Class 301 Final Saturday 19th March 3.00pm

The winner will be asked to perform at the Gala Concert on Saturday 19th March 2022 at 7.00pm



Clarinettists of Grade 6 standard and above are invited to enter for this special class, where the successful semi-finalists will have the opportunity to perform with a live ensemble the world premiere of a new work by Ian Stephens, commissioned especially by Music in Roseland for the Festival.

Ian Stephens has had his music performed by ensembles including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Brodsky Quartet, Fitzwilliam Quartet, Choir of King’s College Cambridge and Salisbury Cathedral Choir, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, his children’s entertainment for narrator and orchestra, was performed at the 2013 BBC Proms, narrated by Michael Rosen. His childhood summers were spent in St Mawes and his parents now live in Flushing.

We are delighted that Mandy Burvill, an outstanding clarinettist and teacher (RLPO, RNCM), will be leading a clarinet workshop on the weekend of 19th/20th February 2022 in West Portholland, supported by the Radford Trust. During the weekend she will lead a masterclass for participants, focused on the concerto commissioned for the Festival and general performance and communication. There will be opportunity to play in small ensembles, receive tuition from Mandy and also hear a performance by her. It promises to be an inspiring and insightful weekend and a wonderful opportunity for young clarinettists in the county to benefit from a different and very special perspective. 


All applicants to the Concerto Class will receive an invitation to the February workshop and asked to attend, in the case of a large number of entrants, quarter finals will be held and 6 performers will be selected to go through to the semi finals on Wednesday Afternoon (16th March).


On Wednesday Afternoon (16th March 2022) all those selected for the semi-finals finals will perform the work with piano accompaniment in the Cornwall Music Festival. All performances will be adjudicated by the two adjudicators for festival week and three semi-finalists will be selected to perform in the final on Saturday Afternoon 19th March (class 301) in Truro Methodist Church as part of the Festival.


The finalists will have their first opportunity to perform the work with the live ensemble at midday on Saturday 19th March to prepare for the final in the afternoon of the same day. The final will be accompanied by a live ensemble consisting of 2 violins, viola, flute, bassoon, cello and double bass sponsored by the Radford Trust and the Cornwall Music Festival.


Entries for the Concerto Class should be made in the same way as all entries, through the Cornwall Music Festival website. The closing dates for entries  are:  By Post... Friday 21st January or online Monday 24th January 2022


The clarinet concerto music will be available to download from the beginning of January. 


We look forward to welcoming all entrants for the Concerto Class for what promises to be a world Premiere performance.