Latest exam updates

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15MO when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Live streamed performances to watch at home

Many orchestras and ensembles are continuing to entertain us at home. We’re looking forward to the live streamed concerts listed below. We’ll continue to add to this list when we find concerts online, so do check back each week.

Have we missed a concert? Let us know the details at [email protected] and we’ll include it too. 

London Symphony Orchestra - Always Playing

Each Sunday and Thursday, the LSO will be streaming a concert from their archive on their YouTube channel. They will provide digital programme notes and hope that you can sit down to listen at the same time as friends and family, wherever they are.

Thursday 16 April 7:30pm

Beethoven Symphony No.9

Performed by National Youth Orchestra on BBC Radio 3

Sunday 19 April 7pm

Bartók Hungarian Peasant Songs

Szymanowski Harnasie

Stravinsky Ebony Concerto

Golijov Nazareno

Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

Thursday 23 April 7:30pm

Tippett The Rose Lake

Mahler comp. Cooke Symphony No 10

Sunday 26 April 7pm

Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra

Berg Fragments of Woyzeck

Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Thursday 30 April 7pm

Adams Harmonielehre

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/2019-20-season/alwaysplaying.html

24 April at 7pm, Berliner Philharmoniker and Ivan Fischer

Haydn Sinfonia concertante in B flat major, Hob. I:105

Liszt A Faust Symphony in three character pictures after J.W. von Goethe https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live

25 and 26 April, Living Room Live

George X. Fu performs the complete Debussy Etudes over two evenings.

https://www.livingroom-live.com/calendar

RSNO Friday Night Club

Every week the RSNO will bring never-before-seen concert footage straight to your living room. Visit their website for their latest performance information.

https://www.rsno.org.uk/friday/

London Mozart Players at home

Enjoy performances by LMP musicians and associated artists. A daily stream of musical treats and live performances, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and content for the whole family to keep the music playing through the pandemic. http://londonmozartplayers.com/athome/

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