Premier Competitions


Curtis Craig Competition

Introduced in 1994, this competition was created in memory of Curtis Craig who organised the Inverness Music Festival for many years. Winners of the classes listed below are eligible for entry, provided their winning mark is at, or above, distinction level. Winners of these classes not attaining a Distinction mark may be admitted at the discretion of the Festival Chairman. Entrants will compete against each other before two adjudicators and the winner will receive the Curtis Craig Trophy and a commemorative gold medal. All other performers will receive a commemorative silver medal. Qualifying classes are marked with an asterisk throughout the syllabus.

NUMBER

CLASS

B04 Brass
CG08 Classical Guitar
CL09 Pedal Harp
K09 Pianoforte
R04 Recorder
ST06 Violin
ST12 Viola
ST18 Violoncello
ST22 Double Bass
V201 Sacred Music – Secondary
V203 Opera – Secondary
V207 Art Song – Secondary
V209 Modern Art Song – Secondary
W04 Woodwind

Performers qualifying in more than one class may choose only one of these in which to perform.

Although not part of the competition, the winner of the Curtis Craig Memorial Quaich for Piping is also invited to perform on this occasion and receive a gold medal.

Elizabeth Davis Competition

Introduced for 2015, this competition was created to give greater recognition to performances of Scottish genres. Winners of the classes listed below are eligible for entry, provided their winning mark is at, or above, distinction level. Winners of these classes not attaining a Distinction mark may be admitted at the discretion of the Festival Chairman. Entrants will compete against each other before two adjudicators and the winner will receive the Elizabeth Davis Quaich and a commemorative gold medal. All other performers will receive a certificate. Qualifying classes are marked with an asterisk throughout the syllabus.

NUMBER

CLASS

CL05 Clarsach
GV23 Gaelic Secondary
SC05 Accordion
SC10 Fiddle
SC11 Scottish Idiom
V302 Scottish – Secondary
V305 Jacobite – Secondary
V308 Hebridean – Secondary

Performers qualifying in more than one class may choose only one of these in which to perform.