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Newsletter October 2021


We are happy to announce that today the Around the Globe Piano Music Festival website was updated for the


which is open to amateur and professional pianists of various levels and without age restriction.

We look forward to receiving entries for both the Junior and Adult piano categories, with so many classes to choose from including traditional, jazz and contemporary classical musical styles, as well as the various grade repertories. In addition, we would like to encourage participants to make multiple entries for different piano categories in order to explore a wider repertoire.

2021 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition will consist of TWO rounds. In the First Round, competitors will submit unedited pre-recorded performances, which our panel of distinguished music Jurors will adjudicate. Only contestants with a Merit Mark will advance to the Second Round, in which their recorded performance will be displayed on the Zoom Online Social Platform along with the Adjudicator’s live comments and the presentation of awards. In addition, all contestants will receive a Certificate of Performance Achievement.

The Second Round pre-recorded performances with live Adjudicator’s comments will be held on Zoom from 10 AM – 5 PM on the following dates:

Sunday 21st & 28th November 2021 – Junior categories

Sunday 5th December 2021 – Adult categories

Deadline for submission of applications: · Junior participants – 5th November 2021 · Adult participants – 15th November 2021

Notes for Entrants

How to enter?

To enter the First Round of 2021 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition, you will need to fill in and send us the form available online, with the details of the entrance fees. After completing and sending the form to include your chosen category or class(es), we will notify you about the success of your application, with a request to send us an unedited and uninterrupted audio-visual file of your performance. You can make payment upon receiving our notification by email, which will contain our bank details and other relevant info. Please remember that the file must be submitted as one continuous performance for each class separately. All the files are to be sent to the organizer at (larger files can be sent free via WeTransfer).

· For more updates on the Entries and Recordings:


Please note that AGPMF Syllabus Repertoire List 2021 for the classes SET PIECES for piano solo and duets for 4 hands has been updated for the Jazz Piano and Contemporary Worldwide Music in various categories.

In Jazz categories for Junior and Adult pianists, we are introducing new Connections series and other piano books by Christopher Norton. Thepiano work Il Circo by the late Isidora Žebeljan is presented in the Contemporary Worldwide Music for the Adult Advanced category as well as the new opus By the Sea by Vladimir Titov.

There is an introduction to the new music of Marcel Zidani (The Misty Vale from Away from the Grade), Svetlana Titova (About You) and piano duets for 4 hands from the Delightfully Easy Piano Duets Book 2 by Rosamund Conrad in Junior and Adult Piano Learners categories.

· For more info on the FULL SYLLABUS, FEES AND PRIZES FOR 2021:

· For music scores and downloads:

· For more info on our Jury Panel:

For more in-depth analysis about modern styles, composers and their new works and so much more, read our AROUND THE GLOBE MUSIC MAGAZINE HERE

Around the Globe Music & Arts would like to thank all our sponsors and followers for the encouragement and support of our work, including the forthcoming online piano competition!


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