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Practical Session 2 Update – Germany

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Provided travel and COVID restrictions remain lifted, we will open a booking period from 11 August– 21 August September with exams to be held November - December. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings remains conditional on the restrictions continuing to be lifted. An update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Recording in progress

5 years ago

We take a look behind the scenes at a recent recording session of pieces from our forthcoming Cello syllabus. Over eight days in December and February cellists, pianists, producers and engineers gathered at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music to record every piece from our forthcoming new Cello syllabus. Later in the year we will be releasing these recordings on CD and as audio downloads. They are designed to provide an informative and inspiring resource for teachers and learners as they explore new repertoire and prepare for exams. Cello recordings Altogether six cellists and six pianists were involved in the project. Between them they performed 164 pieces and created just over ten hours of recorded music. Repertoire ranged from the simplest, anonymous French Bourrée at Grade 1 to the Albéniz Tango set for Grade 8. Cello recordings In these photos cellist Tim Wells and pianist Dominique Wong-Min are performing works from Grades 2 and 5, under the watchful eye of our expert engineers, producers and music editors! Cello recordings


This article was originally featured in the March 2015 edition of Libretto, ABRSM's magazine.

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