Around the Globe Music & Arts

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival



  • Entries and fees must be received no later than Monday 28th October 2019 by post or email.
  • Participants are able to make multiple entries for different piano categories. They are also able to make multiple entries for the same class but with different repertoire.
  • Each entry has a maximum performance time limit.
  • AGPMF winners are not able to enter the same repertoire for the classes they have won in previous years otherwise their entry will be declined.
  • Late entries will only be accepted at the discretion of the organiser.
  • Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry if the schedule is fully booked or for any other sensitive reasons.
  • Consult the full syllabus and fees
  • Download the entry form (pdf) or Apply online
  • The age of the participant stated on the form should be as at 1st October 2019.
  • For further information contact
    Maya Jordan, tel: 07984857355
    Marina Petrov, tel: 07734204252
    AGPMF, 11 Fermor Way, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3BD


Fees are payable by cheque or direct bank transfer.

Cheques should be made payable to: Around the Globe Piano Music Festival (with a reference and participant's name at the back of the cheque) and sent to Around the Globe Piano Music Festival, 11 Fermor Way, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3BD.

Direct bank transfers should be made to the following bank account:

Bank name: NatWest Bank
Account name: Around the Globe Music & Arts
Account number: 71033130
Sort code: 51-50-01
Ref: Competitors name and class code

Entry is accepted once payment is confirmed by the bank.

Entry fees are not refundable if a participant cancels their performance.


  • Performers must arrive 15 minutes before the time indicated and report to the person in charge. In case of late arrival they could be dismissed.
  • There is no facility to warm up or rehearse before a performance at the premises.
  • Applicants should allow up to 30 minutes delay of their set performance schedule due to adjudicators' work on commentaries as well as spoken feedback.
  • Participants must use original music scores, and provide a copy for adjudicators. (A photocopy may be used for adjudicators.)
  • The time limit set for performance indicates the maximum duration of performance, including pauses between pieces. It is not necessary to use the suggested time completely, but time should not be exceeded (in which case adjudicator has right to interrupt the performance).
  • Participants are welcome to join more than one class, but different repertoire has to be performed for each class.
  • We would encourage participants to dress suitably and bow before and after performance to enhance the artistic style of the occasion for both performers and audience.

Marking, awards and list of criteria

  • All performers will receive a written report on their performance as well as Certificate of Performance Achievement from the Adjudicator or Jury Panel.
  • Criteria for marking will be based on technical ability and level of expression as well as programme conception for recital classes.
  • Categories of awards will include: Certificate of Performance Achievement, Certificate of Performance Achievement with merit, Certificate of Performance Achievement with distinction and Certificate of Outstanding Performance.
  • Awards will be given to the winners of each class. Special Prizes and Trophies will be given to the winners of specific classes.
  • Adjudicators have the right to award a shared prize and their decision is final.


  • Organisers reserve right to change Adjudicators or Jury Panel if needed.
  • Photography is not permitted and all mobile devices should be put on silent. All recordings have to be approved by the organiser.
  • Children should be accompanied by adults and take responsibility for their safety including all belongings. Note that waiting areas and toilets are not supervised.
  • With appropriate permission the organizer may record performances and use them for promoting the Around the Globe Piano Music Festival.