This annual competition was set up in memory of Derek Abrahams by his wife and daughter just over 30 years ago. Derek was a member of the visiting music team for many years who championed the work of young pianists and music written for the piano.
The competition is open to all boys at Grade 1 standard and above across three Classes. There is an additional non-competitive Abrahams Elementary Festival for those boys who are not yet at Grade 1 standard, but who would like to experience the opportunity to perform on the Grand Piano in the concert hall to an audience and panel.
Derek Abrahams Piano Competition Final
Monday 13 May - Classes 1 and 2 at 5.00pm, Class 3 at 6.30pm
Congratulations to our finalists for the Derek Abrahams Piano Competition 2019! We look forward to an exciting evening of piano music on Monday 13 May, as we welcome Mr Luis Pares, Head of Keboard Studies at Dulwich College back to the Prep as our Finals adjudicator.
Classes 1 & 2 Finals are adjudicated together. Refreshments are then served before the commencement of the Class 3 Final.
The winner in each class will receive a prize and the runners up in second and third place will each receive a certificate. Boys who have taken part in the Competition but have not been successful in reaching the Finals are warmly invited to attend the Final and support the finalists. Derek Abrahams Finalists 2019
Derek Abrahams Elementary Festival Schedule
Weds 15 May - Pre-Prep, 9.30-10.30am, Middle and Lower School, 11.00am-12.00pm
We very much look forward to welcoming parents to our Elementary Festival on Wednesday 15 May. The Elementary Festival is non-competitive, but boys will receive comments and written feedback.
Elementary Festival Schedule
Derek Abrahams Classes