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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. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Hong Kong and Macau Diploma Awards Ceremony 2018

2 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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