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Tuesday, April 16, 2013


April 19 is the deadline for the Call for Entries - SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition.

The prestigious SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition is inviting entries from music students at junior level. Now in its third year, the project builds on the strong foundation laid by the SA Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) 25 years ago when fledgling musicians competed for the first time on a national basis.

A special incentive created four years ago for developmental groups from disadvantaged communities, enables these candidates to compete on equal terms with participants from other communities.

To share in celebrating the silver jubilee, alumni, adjudicators, participants, teachers as well as parents and accompanists of the competition since 1989 are also requested to establish contact by registering and sharing highlights of their memories on the site:

The closing date for this year’s competition is April 19, 2013. Auditions in all the main centres will commence at the beginning of June. About 60 candidates will eventually be selected to compete over four rounds at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium in Parow, Cape Town, from September 16 to 20. Medals, prize-money totalling more than R80,000 and other attractive prizes are at stake.

Candidates will compete in four categories: Piano, Strings, Woodwind & Brass Instruments, and Other Instruments (percussion, recorder, classical guitar and harp), with a sub-category for developmental groups. The only condition is that candidates must still be 13 (14 for developmental groups) at the time of the competition.

Entry forms are available at

Enquiries to Kathleen du Plessis (between 10h00 and 18h00) at 021 939 9105, or in writing to, or Hilda Boonzaaier (20h00 to 21h00) at 021 945 3861.