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Newsletter October 2023

Dear Subscribers and Followers,

We are delighted to announce the AROUND THE GLOBE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 hosted by Around the Globe Music & Arts. Our new website is now live, and online applications for candidates are open. The festival will consist of a series of online music competitions, followed by a live prize winners' concert in London, UK, in 2024.

The Around the Globe International Music Festival of 2023 will feature four separate music competitions that will showcase keyboard instruments, including piano and accordion, and other music-related subjects, such as composition for piano and musicology, which includes written works on piano compositions and contemporary composers. The festival promises to be an excellent opportunity for music enthusiasts to showcase their talent and for the audience to experience a diverse range of music performances. Various programmes are open to all nationals for juniors and adults, both amateur and professional, with many categories for different musical genres and age groups.

The competition has three rounds: First Round (Free Registration), Second Round (Final), and Third Round (Awards Nomination). We are committed to recognising the achievements of all applicants. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that candidates who make it to the Final Second Round will receive a digital certificate to acknowledge their accomplishments. Additionally, special digital certificates will be awarded to the 1st prize winners and displayed on the Winners Wall webpage. Candidates will also receive a detailed written feedback report from our esteemed Jury Panel Adjudicator, providing valuable insights on their entry and highlighting areas of strength and areas for improvement.

The competitions are as follows:

- 9th Piano Competition –Junior and Adult

- 1st Accordion Competition – Junior and Adult

- 1st Piano Composition Competition – Junior and Adult

- 3rd Young Musicologist Competition – Junior


Monday, October 9th, 2023:Registration opens

Friday, November 24th, 2023:Registration Deadline

Monday, December 11th, 2023:Invitation to the Second Round (Final)

Sunday, January 14th, 2024:Awards Nomination online (Third Round)

Sunday, February 18th, 2024: The Winners Concert Nomination

June 2024 (date & venue TBC): Top Winners Concert in London, UK

For the full programme, go to COMPETITIONS To apply, go to

For Entry, Fees & Regulations information, go to

Note to Pianists and Piano Educators

If you have a passion for teaching piano students or performing

Contemporary Classical or Jazz piano styles, we strongly encourage you to explore our

This list includes numerous highly regarded composers from the UK and around the world. By visiting our website, you can access various music pieces, links to purchase books, and exclusive piano music downloads that are only available on AGMA.

Take advantage of this opportunity to listen to some great music and further expand your knowledge of the piano.

Visit our pages:


  • We want to encourage everyone in their artistic endeavours, inspiring a love for music, whatever the music style.

  • Our musical vision is to fulfil everyone's true musical potential, stimulate creativity, realise their ambitions and get recognition for their achievements.

  • AGMA is eager to keep the high performing standards of all music competitions, relying on its particular focus on educational and performing values, thus helping to advance the performers' musicianship.

Around the Globe Music & Arts (AGMA), a non-profit organisation registered in England and Wales strives to promote the development and appreciation of contemporary music styles, particularly for piano and other keyboard instruments. Since its inception, AGMA has actively supported diverse music and art projects throughout the United Kingdom. We cordially request your support for our noble cause as we continue to advance the growth and recognition of contemporary music styles.

Please visit to learn more about our organisation and how you can help us achieve our goals.

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