Around the Globe Music & Arts

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival

About the festival

The Around the Globe Piano Music Festival is an annual competition open to Junior and Adult pianists of various levels, both amateur and professional. As well as traditional and classical music, the festival offers an exclusive syllabus of piano styles including contemporary and jazz piano within global/regional categories. One of the main focuses of this project is to promote contemporary piano composers from all around the world, but who might be less well known in the UK.

Composers Lola Perrin and Melanie Spanswich with Martha Lawson, prizewinner Composers Lola Perrin and Melanie Spanswich with prizewinner Martha Lawson

The popularity and performing standards of this competition rely on its unique focus on educational and performing values. The very detailed written and spoken assessments our adjudicators' give after each performance have garnered widespread acclaim.

Exceptional achievements of an individual or groups will be rewarded with appropriate recognition, including awards and certificates as well as an opportunity to perform at the winners' concert and have the recorded performance materials promoted on social media.

Amy Zheng, Around the Globe Trophy WinnerAmy Zheng, Around the Globe Trophy Winner

Watch the YouTube video: Winners of the Adults Classes 2016

Watch the YouTube video: Junior Classes 2015



History of the piano festival

Marina Petrov and Maya JordanAGPMF was founded in London in 2014 by award winning pianists and renowned pedagogues, Marina Petrov and Maya Jordan. They cooperated for many years on various projects including concerts for students as well as professional musicians and were involved in organising charitable and arts' events. In recent years their sphere of interest extended to present day music styles as they explored composers from different parts of the world. They have presented their works on many occasions in performing publicly in the UK, thus introducing music to the wider audience as well as to their students. The idea was born to create a piano festival with a unique syllabus emphasising the presentation of modern piano music globally.

We always encourage pianists of all ages to perform a new repertoire, which helps further their education and their understanding of diverse musical trends. Our festival is a great platform for emerging artists who can share their musical achievements with others and acquire public performance experience.

We extend a warm welcome to all participants and their supporters!

Markson Pianos

Kensington Chimes

Fine Art EscapeGlobal Media Publishing Ltd

Composers' Association of Serbia

BrittensBranko Stoysin

Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Balabanovic and others from Serbian and British communities.