Around the Globe Music & Arts

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival

About the festival

8th Annual Piano Competition - AGPMF 2021

The 2021 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition

Open to Junior and Adult pianists of all nationalities, with no age restrictions.

Junior & Adult Piano Categories

The Second Round


10 BST - 17 BST

Junior Pianists - Sunday 21st November 2021
Junior Pianists - Sunday 28th November 2021
Adult Pianists - Sunday 5th December 2021


The Second Round will be presented on the ZOOM Online Social Platform.

These exciting events will be open to independent viewers and supporters from all around the world!

The 2021 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition piano will consist of TWO rounds. In the First Round competitors will submit unedited pre-recorded performance 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 Platform along with the Adjudicator's live comments and the presentation of awards. In addition, all contestants will receive a Certificate of Performance Achievement.

Deadline for submission of applications:
Junior participants 5th Nov 2021
Adult participants 16th Nov 2021

Guidance for the entries are available at

The Around the Globe Piano Music Festival includes an annual piano competition open to Junior and Adult pianists of various levels, both amateur and professional. It applies to all nationalities and of any age group. As well as traditional and classical music, the competition 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.

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.

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

Power Media

Composers' Association of Serbia

BrittensBranko Stoysin

Pro Art & Co

Schott Music London

Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Balabanovic and Serbian and other ethnic communities in UK.