Clementi Piano Competition in Kensington, March 2016


Muzio Clementi: Composer, pianist and father of the pianoforte.

Music educator and Clementi specialist Gary Branch and Dulwich Classical Keyboard Festival present a one day event for Clementi enthusiasts. celebrating the Italian-born British pianist and composer’s music.

Competitive classes (click for more information)
Beginner (Grade 0)
Junior (Grades 1 – 2)
Intermediate (Grade 3 – 6)

Built in 1737 Clementi House in Kensington has remained essentially unaltered for nearly three centuries, and retains the ambience of a traditional upper class English family home, which serves as to the present day while now being available virtually throughout as a film location for period drama.

At the Clementi home, lives a full copy of the Clementi family tree. The Clementi 1817 pianoforte is available to view for historic and decorative purposes only, with its original strings.

Some of Clementi’s most popular pieces for Junior level pianists can be heard below. Yohondo have produced two fantastic apps to help you learn the pieces:

Arietta, Grade 1
Allegro, Grade 3



Junior and senior competition classes will be held alongside short recitals by artists performing repertoire of Clementi, and his contemporaries on a McNulty fortepiano.

Fortepiano recitals will be held in the afternoon by Pawel Siwczak, Gary Branch and Sharona Joshua.

Clementi Fortepiano Celebration in Kensington

Author: Lorraine Liyanage

Owner of the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. Founder and Director of the Dulwich Music Festival. Piano teacher based in East Dulwich since 2007.

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