Beginners: The Lisa Childs Piano Cup – Edward Masters

Junior solo: The Cleeve Challenge Cup – Larry Lin

Jazz: The Atkinson & Keene Cup – Shaurya Gupta

Beethoven: The Ron Oakes Memorial Cup – Sophie Newcombe and Shaurya Gupta

Romantic Solo: The Graham Jenkins Memorial Cup – Avaneesh Ramasubban

French Piano Music: Le Riche Cup for Best Performance – Keira Hassard

Rotation Award: The Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club Award for Most Promising Musician   Avaneesh Ramasubban


Junior Recital: The Richard Doroszkowski Memorial Cup – An Baldeon

Intermediate Recital: The Eileen Oakes Memorial Cup – Yazdi Madon

Under 18 Recital: The Alec & Eileen Wilson Memorial Trophy – Harvey Lin

Senior Recital: The Edward William Burningham Award – Asami Hughes



The Belmont Products Shield for Junior Choir – The Marist School

The Youth Choir Cup – Jewel Tones

The Open Choir Trophy – Sapphire

The Ladies Choir Cup – Sapphire

The Junior Music Theatre Cup – Sia Kalirai

The Intermediate Music Theatre Cup – Madeleine Daly

The Open Duet Trophy – Beverley Chiles & Sarah Fenton

The Maidenhead Festival Tudor-Williams Cup for Vocal Solo (16 years and under) – Scarlett Hunter



The Jean Scribbins Memorial Rose Bowl for Junior or Intermediate Instrumental Excellence – Sherry Shao

The Dawkes Cup for most Promising Woodwind or Brass Junior soloist  – Anna Whibley

The Pro Musica Trophy for Most outstanding Senior Instrumentalist – Sienna Eden

The Arthur Catershall Memorial Cup for Most promising Young String player under 17 – Anna Whibley

The Maidenhead Musical Festival cup for the Best Instrumental Ensemble – Liquorice Stix


Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,
We are delighted to be celebrating the 54th Annual Maidenhead Festival of Music
And Dance and look forward to seeing you at our event once again.
Last year’s festival was again a successful event, with some excellent entries across all
sections. The Dance section continues to entertain in style at the Desborough Suite, and we
were pleased to welcome members of the public to view some outstanding and varied
If you are not entering as a performer, you are always warmly invited to attend any of the
festival sessions as an audience member. All performers love an audience and you will enjoy
high quality performance at extremely reasonable rates at both the Desborough Suite for
dance and at Norden Farm for the music section.
If you have any queries regarding the classes, or you are not sure which class is most
suitable for you or your pupils, please contact the section co-ordinators, who will be happy to
give guidance. If you need more application forms, these can be downloaded directly from
our website.
The festival is a registered charity run entirely for the benefit of participants. We are
delighted to be able to use the excellent facilities at Norden Farm and the Desborough Suite.
The classes represent excellent value for money in comparison with the full costs of music
and dance exams. Our adjudicators are experienced examiners in their chosen fields, and their
comments are ideal preparation for the exams for which many of our competitors are
We are keen to encourage volunteers to help with box office and front of house during
the festival itself, and if you would like to get involved in this way, I would be thrilled to hear
from you. Please contact me at or on 07736 250597.
The committee and I send our best wishes to everyone participating in the 2019 Festival
and we look forward to seeing you all in October and November. Please check our website
for latest news of this year’s events.


Pippa Eden


We are really sad to report the death of Jean Gregory, who has been involved with the festival for over 40 years. Jean was a staunch supporter of the festival and dedicated many hours not only as publicity officer, but also running the box office.