The only competition that offers young talent the opportunity to reach their full potential by learning from the finest local and international artists

R350 000 in prizes to be won, plus Masterclasses and a Scholarship to take part in an International Festival!

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About Kids Talent Festival

Kids Talent Festival is a one of a kind talent competition in South Africa that offers some of the biggest prizes to be won in a competition environment. Each category winner will receive a cash prize of R30 000 as well as Masterclasses by some of the finest International and South-African artists, some with industry experience of over 30 years.

We are extremely honoured to have Lizz Meiring, Jannie du Toit, Ignatius van Heerden, Mario Nell, Berthine van Schoor and the very accomplished International concert pianist Congyu Wang from Singapore on our Judging and Masterclass panel.

All auditions, Semi Finals and the Grande Finale will be a great learning experience for every contestant. Exposure to the absolute professional environment of real-life artists, qualified, experienced judges and performance set-up will prove to be an exciting experience for all.
The overall winner will get to perform at the Wêlakapêla Kids Festival 2020 and will be dressed by one of South Africa’s top fashion designers, Thomas Thomson.

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Categories and Competition Requirements

The following categories will form part of the 2019 Kids Talent Festival:

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Drama

Vocal

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Dance

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Instrumental Classic

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Instrumental
Crossover /Light

How to enter the competition

Masterclass Panel

Classical Instrumental

Congyu Wang

Hailed as a “complete musician – a sensitive artist and an extremely talented young pianist”, Congyu Wang is an internationally renowned soloist who has garnered acclaim as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.

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light Instrumental

mario nell

Acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading musicians and teachers, Mario Nell is a senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch.

 

 

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STRING Instrumental

BERTHINE VAN SCHOOR-KRUMME

Berthine van Schoor is one of South Africa’s finest cellists and is well known for her warm, burnished sound and versatility.

 

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DRAMA DEVISION

LIZZ MEIRING

Acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading musicians and teachers, Mario Nell is a senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch.

 

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VOCAL CATEGORY

JANNIE DU TOIT

After completing his studies in law and language studies, Jannie Du Toit started a career in music. Jannie’s albums released are as follows

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DANCE

IGNATIUS VAN HEERDEN

Acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading musicians and teachers, Mario Nell is a senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch.

Prizes

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All competitors will receive participation certificates.

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Entry to the following year’s competition to the winners in each category will be free

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Masterclasses are for public exhibition. All participants and teachers are encouraged to attend sessions to learn from the techniques presented

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overall category winners

R30 000 cash deposit. 

A two-day masterclass to the value  of R30 000  

The overall winner will get to perform at the Wêlakapêla kids festival 2020 and will be dressed by one of South Africa’s top fashion designers, Thomas Thompson..

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SECOND PLACE CATEGORY WINNERS

R12 000 cash deposit


WINNER PER SECTION

Winner for Age section 1:

Winner for Age section 2:

Winner for Age section 3:

Winner for Age section 4:

R 1000,00

R 1500,00

R 1800,00

R 2000,00

Winner for Age section 5:

Winner for Age section 6:

Winner for Age section 7:

R 2500,00

R 2800,00

R 3500,00

ADDITIONAL CLASSICAL & CROSSOVER/LIGHT INSTRUMENTAL PRIZES PER PERFORMANCE

Prize for the best performance of a baroque piece:

Prize for the most memorable performance of a classical work:

Prize for the best performance of a piece by a South African composer:

Prize for the best performance of impressionist/modern work:

Prize for the best performance of a romantic piece:

R 500.00

R 500.00

R 500.00

R 500.00

R 500.00


ADDITIONAL DANCE, VOCAL AND DRAMA PRIZES PER PERFORMANCE

Prize for the best performance of the competition:

Prize for the most memorable performance:

Prize for the most unique performance:

Prize for the most technical performance:

R 500.00

R 500.00

R 500.00

R 500.00

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Go ahead, change your life, enter now!

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Enjoy a one of a kind festival!

The biggest and first kids arts festival. Come and enjoy our wonderland in a safe and secure environment. 11 and 12 May 2019 at the Ruimsig Stadium.

The sole purpose of the Wêlakapêla Kids Festival, is to create a unique festival that has never been seen in South Africa. 

This festival will focus mainly on children and children’s productions, stalls will only sell interesting children’s items. 

This festival has it all – Live Entertainment, Children’s Theatre, Huge Inflatable Park for all ages, Food Stalls, Puppet Theatre, Children’s Beauty Salon, Haunted House, Flea market with all children’s products, Adult Wine & Dine area – Hours of Fun. 

This unique experience will be the first of its kind and focuses on the development of the arts for children of all ages and ethnic groups. The festival is very proud to produce a line-up on the main stage that allows the audiences to see all their favourite characters on one stage. 

The Wêlakapêla Kids Festival – the first of its kind – come and enjoy our wonderland in a safe and secure environment.

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