General Information

Accompanists

An  Official Accompanist is rostered on to each section of the Eisteddfod where indicated in Vocal, Instrumental and Seniors events. 

Once the timetable is completed (in mid May) a final list of allocated accompanists and their contact details will be posted here.

 If you intend using this accompanist, you must contact him/her AT LEAST ONE WEEK and preferably TWO WEEKS  before your scheduled performance. 

If the accompaniment is complex and likely to require multiple rehearsals please make contact WELL AHEAD OF TIME - these accompaniments cannot preclude time for other performers to obtain a rehearsal. In WIND and  STRING sections please make contact no later than TWO WEEKS ahead of performance as there are a great number of competitors to manage rehearsals with in this sections.

Accompanists are not required to sight-read music on the day, and need time to prepare the item.

Live piano accompaniments ONLY are allowed in sections where an official accompanist is provided. However competitors may choose to use their own accompanist, who will be admitted to the session free of charge.

Audio Backing for Junior Classical Vocal Events

AUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT FOR JUNIOR SOLOS. For junior classical and folk solo events live accompaniment is strongly recommended but a competitor who is 12 or under may bring in their own sound equipment  OR arrange with the convenor to upload music tracks for that event on the system provided online.  (See Menu Item Backing Tracks Upload - note the labelling required on each file) to provide audio backing. If bringing own equipment this needs to be set up before the section starts - please arrive at least 30 minutes before the section starts to arrange this. NO MICROPHONE may be used.

NOTE: Official accompanists are not normally provided for the Pop/Rock Vocal or Amplified  events, as audio equipment is provided  for AUDIO backing  on those occasions, but singers may provide their own  accompanists if they wish.

Vocal Official Accompanists - 2023

EVENT

Official Accompanist

 

Dates

Main Phone Contact

Other Contact Details

Junior Classical
Vocal (17 & Under)

 

8 Jul

15 Jul

   

Senior Classical

 no official accompanist

- contact the vocal convenor  if help needed to find accompanist

   

Amplified Vocal

 

NOTE - there is no official SENIOR accompanist engaged for 2023 as almost all contestants have opted to bring their own accompanists for the last couple of years.

 

Instrumental Official Accompanists - 2023

EVENT

Accompanist

Dates

Main Phone

Other Contact Details

Strings

       

Brass, Woodwinds

       
Multi Instruments        

 

Seniors (50+)  Event  Official Accompanist - 2023

Suzanne Maslen - 9874 2809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.