Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing.

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Face-to-face practical exams, session 1 - USA

Due to current COVID restrictions, we will not be opening our normal booking period in January for face-to-face practical exams in April-June. We hope to provide a practical session later in the year, but need to keep all dates under review as we can only accept bookings if COVID travel and government restrictions are lifted. We will provide an update nearer to the next booking period.

Explore, experience and discover with ABRSM

Join professional pianist Loo Bang Hean and explore music across Grades 6–8 from the new 2019 & 2020 Piano syllabus (including alternative pieces).

For enquiries and to book a place, please call 68281963 or email [email protected].

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Bang Hean’s teachers include Serena Chow and Rickie Oui. He was the first-prize winner of the First National Mozart Piano Competition in 1987. Following his success in the LRSM Music Performance diploma in that same year, ABRSM awarded him a four-year scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London.

There, Bang Hean studied with Yonty Solomon, John Blakely and Dennis Lee. He won numerous prizes at the RCM, and awards from the Anthony Saltmarsh Prize and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust enabled him to undergo a year of postgraduate studies with Professor Ilonka Deckers in Milan, Italy.

After returning to Malaysia in 1995, Bang Hean has regularly appeared in solo recitals, chamber concerts and concerto performances with various orchestras. He's appeared in most major concert venues in Malaysia and is an active chamber musician, performing frequently with various instrumentalists including members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances abroad include appearances in the UK, Italy, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia and South Korea.

Bang Hean is also very much involved in music education and is an adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Music, UCSI University, as well as a frequent seminar presenter and competition adjudicator around the region.

Dates, time and venue

Grades 6–7

Monday 10 December 2018
7pm–10pm

Grade 8

Tuesday 11 December 2018
7pm–10pm

Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Training Centre,
131 Avenida Do Almirante Lacerda,
Edf Industrial Wa Long 2 andar AB Macau
Price
Full price: Mop 800
(Mop 500 for one day)

Price is for both days and includes welcome pack and refreshments.

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