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New Strings Syllabus for 2016 available now

Our new 2016-2019 Strings syllabus is available to download now.

The new syllabus features brand new repertoire lists for violin, viola and harp, and updated repertoire lists for all other instruments covering a wide range of styles and genres.

New technical work includes newly commissioned studies at Grades 1-5 and newly selected orchestral extracts at Grades 6-8 for all bowed strings, as well as refreshed scales and arpeggios requirements for all instruments.

A new range of publications to support our new Strings syllabus will be available at the end of July.

A brand new set of repertoire books and high quality exemplar recordings on CD for violin (Initial to Grade 8) containing a wide range of pieces covering a variety of styles and periods.


Brand new technical work books for violin, viola, cello and double bass containing all the scales, arpeggios, studies and exercises featured in the technical work section of the exam.

Overlap arrangements

A one year overlap arrangement will be in place for this syllabus so candidates may perform repertoire and technical work from the current syllabus until the end of 2016.

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