Around the Globe Piano Music Festival, 20th Nov 2016 – Press Release

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival
www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk / email: [email protected]
PIANO CONTEST FOR PERFORMERS OF ANY AGE
Sunday 20th November 2016

London W14

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.
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 DEAD LINE: 31st October 2016
ENTRIES: You can apply on line or via brochure on request. Applications are available on line in the different formats.
To make an entry go to:
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_apply.php;
OR http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/downloads/entry_form.pdf
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 SPONSORSHIPS
For more info on advertising in AGPMF 2017 brochure contact: [email protected]

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):
Contemporary Music – Trophy to be awarded
To include pieces written not before 1950;
– Various classes throughout the world regions
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
Jazz Free Choice – Special prizes to be awarded
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.
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 JUNIOR ONLY:
Free Choice Classes
To include one or more pieces; various classes
Piano Duet
FOR ADULTS ONLY:
Free Choice of traditional classical styles – ADVANCED
To include pieces written before 1950
Free Choice – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
To include one or more pieces
*Compulsory piano pieces scores available on the AGPMF website:
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_download.php
or request via email: [email protected]

FULL SYLLABUS IS AVAILABLE ON:
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_syllabus.php
MORE INFO ON HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRY, REGULATIONS AND MARKING CRITERIA GO TO:
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_regulations.php

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