The SRP promotes recorder excellence with competitions for players and composers.
The premier competition for young recorder soloists is the biennial SRP Moeck competition. The aim is to encourage young players of talent, and to help them in their professional aspirations. Competitors must show that they are able to sustain a full recital programme at a professional level. The Competition is international and entries are welcomed from recorder players of a suitable standard who are under thirty years of age on 1st November in the year of the Competition.
Composers’ Competition – The Finals
You may remember the Composers’ Competition 2020, organised by Steve Marshall with enormous help from Helen Hooker and Ann Marshall. The competition was to encourage the composition of music that would appeal to branches of the SRP, so the main requirement was that the music would be interesting, but not too difficult to play.
A large number of entries were received, and whittled down to six finalists, with the intention that the finals would take place at the 2020 SRP National Festival. With the cancellation of that event, and then of the corresponding 2021 event, we decided instead to arrive at the 1-2-3 result by online means.
Helen has kindly set up a website where she has included videos, played by multi-tracked Helens, of the six finalist pieces. There is also a poll so that people can vote for the piece they think will have most appeal to SRP members. The website is at www.helenhooker.co.uk/composers-competition . We would be pleased if you could visit the site, and vote for the piece you favour. Voting closes on Monday 22 March 2021.
You may hear about the website and the poll from other sources, but please vote only once, and only for one piece!