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Austa NSW String Festival 2020

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About The String Festival
The Austa NSW String Festival is an event designed to give young players the opportunity to perform in friendly, non-competitive and supportive environment. Participants are invited to play one piece either solo or with an accompanist to the best of their ability. Participants will play one by one in a small group with other players of a similar age and ability.

Unlike an eisteddfod there are no section winners and no first or second places. All participants will leave with a Certificate of Participation, a trophy and an adjudicators report. Each session is expected to take around 45 minutes.

The String Festival is open to any student of an AUSTA member. To become a member please visit


Date and Time
. Sessions will run between 9am and 4pm. Players will be advised of their session time 1-2 weeks in advance and registration will be 1/2 an hour prior to their allocated time.

Entry Fee

Sydney Grammar School St Ives 11 Ayres Rd, St. Ives NSW 2075

A piano accompanist will be available on the day but participants may provide their own accompanist. Please select 'accompanist needed' when booking your ticket if the player requires the services of our in-house accompanist.
The official accompanist for 2020 is Jeremy Eskenazi and he can be contacted via email at
 Any extra rehearsals will be charged to you directly by the accompanist.

Certificates & Trophies
Each participant will receive a certificate of participation and a trophy. They will also receive a panel report.
To Enrol
All enrolments are handled through Participants can enrol themselves individually or teachers can enrol their students. Please note that payment via credit card is required at the time of booking.

Please click on the link below to take you to where you can enrol and pay. You can also send this link to your students and they enrol themselves.
When you enrol...
You will be asked for details of your students who are participating such as their age and level of ability. Based on this information, your students will be placed in groups of comparable standard and ability level. 

Entries Close
...on 1/6/2020. Please ensure that all of your students are enrolled before this date. Places are limited.

CONTACT DETAILS: Douglas Glanville -