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<strong>Piano contest for performers of any age</strong>

PRESS RELEASE

The Around the Globe Piano Music Festival is an annual piano performing contest that is running in London for its third year. It is created for Junior and Adults pianists of different levels including professional artists with no age limit. The categories represent various music styles including classical, contemporary and jazz.

‘Pianist’ by Dusan Rajsic, Fine Art Escape


The festival is organised by award winning pianists and educators, Marina Petrov and Maya Jordan, in collaboration with Markson Pianos and with a support of Composers’ Association of Serbia. There are also strong ties with Fine Art Escape gallery, Sun Recordings & Branco Stoysin, Global Media Publishing as well as Chimes Music and Brittens music shops.

The focus of our project is in promoting contemporary piano composers from all around the world that are less well known in the UK. We aim to encourage young pianists to perform new repertoire, learn about modern composers and have better understanding of the diverse musical trends throughout different world regions. The main goal of AGPMF is a to introduce pianists, educators and audiences to a wider range of contemporary styles that are not regularly performed, contributing to Britain’s multicultural society with artistic enrichment within London’s busy music scene. Our festival is a great platform for emerging artists who can share their music achievements with others and gain performance experience in playing publicly.

THE VENUE: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

DATE & TIME: Sunday 20th November 2016, from 10 AM all day.

PIANO SPONSORS: Yamaha C3 is sponsored by Markson Pianos

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31ST October 2016

TICKETS FOR ONLOOKERS: Single ticket £10; Family ticket £15 (two people). *Children not older than 12 years – FREE! ** Piano teachers of the participants – FREE!

WINNERS FROM ALL CATEGORIES ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT THE CONCERT ON 10TH MAY 2017 St Magdalene Church, London NW1 SPONSORED BY MARKSON PIANOS

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOME YOU AT OUR EVENT AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!

OUR FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO INNOVATIVE PIANO COMPOSERS AS WELL AS NEW SPONSORSHIPS!

For more info on advertising in AGPMF 2017 brochure contact: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com

There are many categories to choose from and awards to be won for all participants. Players are encouraged to enter more categories for enhancement of different pianistic styles performance. 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.

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

For Junior (16 years old and under) and Adults (17 years old and above):

  1. Contemporary Music – Trophy to be awarded To include pieces written not before 1950; Various classes throughout the world regions

  2. Contemporary Music Compulsory Piece(s) – Special prizes to be awarded Choices of pieces and composers for junior pianists: *Vera Milanković (Serbian), from Map of Serbia and *Lola Perrin (American), from Piano Suite II & IV Choices of pieces and composers for adult pianists: *Alfred Schnittke (Russian) from Six Preludes 1953/54; *Vasilije Mokranjac (Serbian) from Six Dances; Lennox Barkley (British) from Preludes Op.23

  3. Jazz Free Choice – Special prizes to be awarded

  4. Recital Classes – Medals for Junior and Trophy for Adults, + Music vouchers to be awarded To include contrasting pieces of different styles and periods; various classes depending on participant’s age.

  5. Grade Repertoire (Music Voucher to be awarded) To include one or two pieces from any UK examination board syllabus; various classes depending on participant’s age for Junior.

FOR JUNIORS ONLY:

  1. Free Choice Classes To include one or more pieces; various classes

  2. Piano Duet

FOR ADULTS ONLY:

  1. Free Choice of traditional classical styles – ADVANCED To include pieces written before 1950

  2. Free Choice – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL To include one or more pieces

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival committee contacts: Maya Jordan+44 (0)7984857355; Marina Petrov +44(0)7734204252; email: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com Address: AFPMF, 11 Fermor Way, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3BD

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