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Newsletter October 2020

We would like to inform you that our website has been updated in relation to our 7th Annual Piano Competition

The 2020 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition 

It is open to Junior and Adult pianists of all nationalities, with no age restrictions.

*Please note that our dates for the deadline for submissions for Junior pianists have changed.

Deadline for submission of applications for the First Round:

Junior participants: Friday 6th Nov 2020 Adult participants: Monday 16th Nov 2020

About the piano competition go to:

Guidance for the entries are available at:

For full syllabus, fees and prizes go to:

For online application form and how to pay go to:

You can download the entry and send us by post:

Junior & Adult Piano Categories   THE SECOND ROUND When: 10 BST – 17 BST Junior Pianists – Sunday 22nd November 2020 Junior Pianists – Sunday 29th November 2020 Adult Pianists   – Sunday 6th December 2020 Where: The Second Round will be presented on the ZOOM Online Social Platform. These exciting events will be open to independent viewers and supporters from all around the world! Ticket charge for viewers per Zoom entry is £8. * Please be advised that there will be restrictions and safeguard in place for viewers for the Junior Categories.

The 2020 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition piano will consist of two rounds – in the First Round competitors will submit a short unedited pre-recorded performance which will be adjudicated by our panel of distinguished music Jurors. Only contestants who advance to the Second Round will send video/audio-visual files of their complete performance, which will be displayed on the Zoom online platform along with the Adjudicator’s live comments and the presentation of awards. In addition, all contestants will receive a Certificate of Performance Achievement.


Melanie Spanswick is a pianist, author, teacher, and composer. She is a piano professor at Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an Honorary Master Teacher at the Tom Lee Academy in Hong Kong, and she also teaches at Eton College. As an educator, Melanie has examined for the ABRSM, and she adjudicates for the British and International Federation of Festivals. She frequently gives masterclasses, workshops and presentations throughout the UK and abroad, including Germany, the USA and the Far East . . . Her popular works from piano pieces’ collections including Piano Waves, Digressions, No Words Necessary and Snapchats have featured on the repertoire list at Around Globe Piano Music Festival.

Tau Wey enjoys performing unusual yet captivating music. His eclectic repertoire is as likely to include fugues as folk music, sonatas as songs, and rondos as rags. The music he plays branches out into myriad directions, making connections to the sound worlds that people inhabit. Born in Taiwan, Tau subsequently lived in Germany and then in England . . . He has performed at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts. Tau is Head of Keyboard at Sevenoaks School, as well as teaching at Eltham College and at the Kent International Piano Course.

Olga Dudnik MA studied at the Special Music School for Gifted Children in Ukraine, receiving the Gold Medal for Excellence and wining the Ukraine Piano Competition. She continued studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and was awarded the Premier Prix at the completion, as well as 1st prize at the Arianne Katz and prizes in the Young Soloist of the Year and Hong Kong International Piano Competition. Olga made her Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall debuts with a BBC live broadcast and has appeared with numerous orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Marina Petrov MA is a classical pianist and piano pedagogue specialising in Prevention of Occupational Injuries in Pianists. In addition, she has contributed articles to EPTA and ISSTIP journals as well as holding seminars, masterclasses and workshops on related subjects at various universities and music colleges in London and Cork. Since settling in London in 1989, she has performed solo recitals as well as chamber music and has accompanied opera singers in major concert halls across the UK and London, including Regent Hall, St John’s at Smith Square as well as other music institutions. Further to performing and teaching career, the versatile Mrs Petrov is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of Around the Globe Music & Arts and AGPMF Piano Competition as well as Executive Editor of Around the Globe Music Magazine. Mrs Petrov has studied piano at the Moscow Conservatoire, Belgrade University of Arts and the City University, London.

Maya Jordan MA, holds a Master Degree of Music Academy in Belgrade and a PG Certificate from the London College of Music. A winner of numerous prizes, she has performed throughout the former Yugoslavia, Italy, Cyprus, France, Germany and England and recorded for various Radio and TV programmes. Maya’s performing career has extended through her interest in bringing music and artists of different countries together. Maya has been co-founder of the project ‘Sounds of the Balkans’ and Artistic Director of numerous events and projects, promoting Serbian culture and encouraging artists of different origins to work together . . . She is also a Programme Coordinator of the Serbian Month in Great Britain and co-founder / Director of the Around the Globe Music & Arts. 


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