• This session is open for the combination of instrumentalists according to the section title.
  • Candidates may perform on any instrument of their choice (except organ) and must provide their own                

instruments if the instrument is not a piano.

  • Candidates will be assessed as an ensemble and not as individuals.
  • A diploma will be issued to each candidate.
  • This session is intended for candidates and not for a candidate/s together with their teacher.
  • Copies of all performance works must be submitted to the adjudicator secretary and may not be returned.
  • Candidates must note that the Copyright Act 98 of 1978, as amended, strictly prohibits the photocopying of sheet music without written permission form the publisher.
  • Candidates may use any edition.
  • Candidates are free to perform from any period:  Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern.
  • Page turners are allowed but must not be the teacher of candidates.
  • Choice of work:  Own choice.
  • TWO (2) items per candidate are permitted, BUT where a candidate performed as a duet, or accompanist to another candidate, such a candidate may enter more than twice.

Maximum time limit:  10 minutes



Here the possibilities are also almost endless.  Trio Sonatas, Piano Trio (piano, violin and cello), String Trio (violin, viola and cello), Flute, Viola and Harp, Jazz trio, Clarinet-violin-piano trio, Clarinet-violoncello and piano, Power Trios (bass guitar, drum kit), Horn Trio (Violin, Horn and Piano) etc.


String Quartets (2 Violins, a viola and cello), sometimes also:  Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Piano Quartet:  Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Wind Quartet:  Wind, Violin, Viola and Cello

Woodwind Quartet:  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon

Saxophone Quartet:  featuring 4 of the same instruments – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Sax


Wind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn)

Brass Quintet (2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba)

Piano Quintet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello + any other instrument such as Piano, clarinet, oboe etc.)

NOTE:  Other variations are possible.  Teachers should use their own discretion.

Jazz Quintet – Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Bass, Drums (The Greatest Concert Ever – Charlie Parker,1953)

String Quintet – As an extension to the string quartet, a string quintet includes a 5th string instrument, usually a 2nd viola (a so-called “viola quintet), or a second cello (a “cello quintet”), or occasionally a double bass.