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Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

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.

Hong Kong and Macau Diploma Awards Ceremony 2018

3 years ago


We were delighted to welcome nearly 100 diploma holders, with their families and friends, to our annual Diploma Awards Ceremony at the Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong, on 6 April 2018.
ABRSM’s Executive Director of Global Operations, Tim Arnold, gave the keynote address and led the presentation of awards for the diploma holders. It was also wonderful to see so many ARSM Diploma holders at the event for the first time, being among the first cohort to take the assessments worldwide in 2017. The ceremony also included performances from our highest scoring diploma holders. Lam Pui Yin (DipABRSM Piano) began with Brahms’ Rhapsody in G minor, Op.79 No.2. This was followed by Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro in A flat Major, Op.70, performed by Lou Ut Kei, Venus (ARSM Cello). Ng Ka Yu (ARSM Violin) played Bruch’s famous Violin Concerto in G minor Op.26 No.1 and the programme concluded with a virtuosic display from Yip Hiu Tung (LRSM piano), who performed Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole. Congratulations again to all the diploma holders on your successes and we wish you all the best as you continue your musical journeys. See more pictures from the ceremony on our Facebook page.

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