Accounts and Trustees Annual Report 2020-21

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The 2021 festival was scheduled to take place between 8th and 20th March in various venues but, with continued restrictions on travel and on gatherings of people, both indoors and outdoors, due to COVID-19, it was agreed to hold a virtual festival, rather than cancel the 2021 festival. Deadlines for submission of videos were set, starting from 1st March and … Read More

Nominated for Queen’s Award

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On Friday 12th November, 2021, patrons attending the Annual General Meeting of the Perthshire Musical (Competition) Festival at Perth’s Royal George Hotel were delighted to learn that the the Festival has just been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). Perth and Kinross Depute Lord Lieutenant Andy Middlemiss congratulated the members as he announced that a nomination had … Read More

Book to celebrate Festival’s 100th Anniversary

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100th Anniversary Book

In planning for our centenary celebrations, the Committee also decided that we should produce a centenary booklet to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Association, and this booklet is the result. The booklet includes some historical details about the Festival over the last 100 years, such as previous adjudicators, and other individuals who have contributed to the … Read More

Super Volunteer’s well deserved award

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Nominating Wilma Malcolm for the award of ‘super volunteer’, Perform in Perth Secretary said: “Wilma is currently the Minutes Secretary for Perthshire Musical (Competition) Festival Association and has been volunteering for us for nearly 60 years.  She started as a Steward in her teens, in 1963, and has continued to volunteer ever since.  She was elected to be a Committee … Read More

The Courier reports

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Monday 29 March 2021 Thousands of people tuned in to this year’s Perform in Perth, organisers have revealed as the event wrapped up. The annual festival was held online this year amid current Covid-19 restrictions. Organisers were delighted with the “slick” two week-long event in its centenary year. High viewing figures While the festival had to move online this year, the … Read More

2021 Award Winners

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At the end of a truly remarkable Final Night at Perform in Perth 2021 – the results of the Premier Instrumental Class, the Larg Rosebowl competition and the Perform in Perth Silver Medal were announced – together with the winners of trophies from across the Festival’s great variety of classes. Well done to everyone who took part – and to … Read More

A message from the Provost of Perth and Kinross

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Provost Dennis Melloy sent Perform in Perth his warmest congratulations on reaching its 100th Anniversary year. As an Honorary President of the Perthshire Music Festival, his words, both to the performers and the organisers, were very much appreciated. “In these difficult times when we continue to fight this awful pandemic we all known that music and dances greatly enhances our … Read More

Violin for sale

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One of our patrons is offering a child’s violin (we think it’s an 1/8th) available for sale, in its case, but no bow – price just £20. If you are interested – please contact There were also 4 orchestral music stands for sale – (suggested donation £5-£10 each) – NOW SOLD THANK YOU.

Festival News – Day 1 – Percussion

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Congratulations to all our performers in the opening day at the Perthshire Music (Competition) Festival’s 2021 Perform in Perth. Snare Drum, Xylophone and Drum Kit classes got our 100th Anniversary event off to an exciting start: Our Adjudicator for the day was Dr Tim Ridley, Head of Music at Glenalmond College, Perth – a familiar face to our audiences. In … Read More

Festival Artwork 2021

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As we get near to the start of our online Festival – now would be a great time to send us some of your drawing/artwork – inspired by MUSIC/POETRY/DRAMA/DANCE Your drawing might be of a musical instrument/ a pair of dancing shoes/ your brother or sister playing or rehearsing/ or any poems or readings that you love. There will be … Read More