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Syllabus and prizes

Junior Piano Categories: 16 years of age and under

Worldwide Contemporary Music (Trophy to be awarded)

To include pieces written after 1950

Western European composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG01 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG02 16 years and under 7 min £14
Scandinavian composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG03 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG04 16 years and under 7 min £14
Southern European composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG05 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG06 16 years and under 7 min £14
Balkan composers *Including countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania Special prize by the Composers Association of Serbia
Code Age group Time Fee
JG07 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG08 16 years and under 7 min £14
Eastern European composers excluding Russia
Code Age group Time Fee
JG09 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG10 16 years and under 7 min £14
Russian composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG11 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG12 16 years and under 7 min £14
Asian composers *Including West, Central, East and Southeast Asian countries as well as Transcontinental countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and other ex-Soviet Union republics.
Code Age group Time Fee
JG13 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG14 16 years and under 7 min £14
Continent of Africa composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG15 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG16 16 years and under 7 min £14
North American composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG17 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG18 16 years and under 7 min £14
Latin American composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG19 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG20 16 years and under 7 min £14
Australian Composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG21 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG22 16 years and under 7 min £14
Composers from other countries
Code Age group Time Fee
JG23 12 years and under 5 min £12
JG24 16 years and under 7 min £14

Compulsory pieces (Special Prize to be awarded)

Any choice from:

Lower Grades (up to grade 5)

  1. Piano Miniatures, No 1 or No 5 from the Music Map Of Serbia* by Vera Milankovic
  2. The Arrival (Piano Suite VIII: part 6)** by Lola Perrin
  3. Seahorse Dream from Piano Waves*** by Melanie Spanswick
  4. Karma from Digressions*** by Melanie Spanswick

Higher Grades (up to grade 8)

  1. Piano Miniatures, No 3 from the Music Map Of Serbia* by Vera Milankovic
  2. The man in the black hat below is probably sleeping (Piano Suite II: part 2)** by Lola Perrin
  3. Music from Fragile Light Spaces: part 1 (from Piano Suite IV)** by Lola Perrin
  4. Ocean Surge from Piano Waves*** by Melanie Spanswick
  5. Digression from Digressions*** by Melanie Spanswick

* music manuscript 'Music Map of Serbia' available at Download Music Scores

** music manuscript available from www.spartanpress.co.uk or Download Music Scores

*** music manuscript available from www.elenacobb.com

Recordings available on Soundcloud

Recordings available on YouTube

Code Age group Fee
JC01 12 years and under 5 min £12
JC02 16 years and under 5 min £12

Short Recital classes (Medals and Music voucher to be awarded)

Including contrasting pieces of different styles and periods

Code Age group Time Fee
JF01 8 years and under 5 min £12
JF02 9-10 years 7 min £14
JF03 11-12 years 10 min £15
JF04 13-14 years 12 min £16
JF05 15-16 years 14 min £18

Free Choice classes

Including one or more pieces

Code Age group Time Fee
JF06 12 years and under 3 min £10
JF07 16 years and under 5 min £12

Piano Duet classes (for 4 hands)

Code Age group Time Fee
JD01 12 years and under 3 min £10
JD02 16 years and under 5 min £12

Free Choice Jazz Piano (Special Prize to be awarded)

Special Prize by Branco Stoysin to be awarded

Code Age group Time Fee
JJ01 12 years and under 3 min £10
JJ02 16 years and under 5 min £12

Grade Repertoire classes (Music voucher to be awarded)

Music voucher awarded by Brittens Music

From any UK examination board programme: including one or two pieces

Code Grade Age group Time Fee
JR01 Piano (Grade 1-3) 8 years and under 2 min £10
JR02 Piano (Grade 1-4) 9 years and under 3 min £10
JR03 Piano (Grade 1-5) 10 years and under 3 min £10
JR04 Piano (Grade 1-5) 11-12 years 3 min £10
JR05 Piano (Grade 1-5) 13 years and above 3 min £10
JR06 Piano (Grade 6-8) 12 years and under 5 min £12
JR07 Piano (Grade 6-8) 13-14 years 6 min £13
JR08 Piano (Grade 6-8) 15-16 years 7 min £14
Adult Piano Categories: 17 years old and above

Advanced Level Categories:

Worldwide Contemporary Music (Trophy to be awarded)

To include pieces written after 1950

Western European composers
Code Time Fee
AG01 13 min £18
Scandinavian composers
Code Time Fee
AG02 13 min £18
Southern European composers
Code Time Fee
AG03 13 min £18
Balkan composers *Including countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania Special Prize by the Composers Association of Serbia
Code Time Fee
AG04 13 min £18
Eastern European composers excluding Russia
Code Time Fee
AG05 13 min £18
Russian composers
Code Time Fee
AG06 13 min £18
Asian composers *Including West, Central, East and Southeast Asian countries as well as Transcontinental countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and other ex-Soviet Union republics.
Code Time Fee
AG07 13 min £18
Continent of Africa composers
Code Time Fee
AG08 13 min £18
North American composers
Code Time Fee
AG09 13 min £18
Latin American composers
Code Time Fee
AG010 13 min £18
Australian Composers
Code Time Fee
AG11 13 min £18
Composers from other countries
Code Time Fee
AG12 13 min £18

Compulsory pieces (Special Prize to be awarded)

Solo piano

Any choice from:

  1. Piano Suite I: 'Early one Sunday morning'* by Lola Perrin
  2. Three Piano Pieces (Prelude, March, Toccata)** by Aleksandar Vujic
Code Time Fee
AC01 13 mins £18

Piano duet for 4 hands

Any choice from:

  1. Before Sleep for four hands* by Lola Perrin
  2. Serbian Reel Dance (Kolo) for four hands** by Aleksandar Vujic
Code Time Fee
AD01 10 mins £15

* music manuscript available from www.lolaperrin.com/sheet-music; recordings available on Soundcloud

** music manuscripts available at Download Music Scores; recordings available on YouTube

Recital classes (Trophy & music voucher to be awarded)

Short Recital (Including contrasting pieces of different styles and periods)

Code Time Fee
AF01 22 min £35

Diploma Recital

Code Time Fee
AF02 45 min £70

Free Choice of Traditional Classical Styles

To include pieces written before 1950

Code Time Fee
AF03 13 min £18

Free Choice Jazz Piano - Advanced Level (Special Prize to be awarded)

Special Prize by Branco Stoysin to be awarded

Code Time Fee
AJ01 8 min £15

Intermediate Level Categories:

Free Choice classes

To include one or more pieces

Code Time Fee
AF04 5 min £12

Grade Repertoire classes

From any UK examination board programme: including one or two pieces

Code Grade Time Fee
AR01 Piano (Grade 1) 2 min £10
AR02 Piano (Grade 2) 2 min £10
AR03 Piano (Grade 3) 3 min £10
AR04 Piano (Grade 4) 4 min £12
AR05 Piano (Grade 5) 5 min £12
AR06 Piano (Grade 6) 6 min £13
AR07 Piano (Grade 7) 8 min £15
AR08 Piano (Grade 8) 10 min £15
Prizes
  • Around the Globe Trophy
    For the most outstanding performer from the Junior Category Contemporary Music
  • Around the Globe Trophy
    For the most outstanding performer from the Adults Category Contemporary Music
  • Special Prizes by the Composers' Association of Serbia
    • Slavenski Piano Compositions book with music scores for the most outstanding performer from the Balkan Composers and Compulsory Pieces Classes in the Junior Category
    • Slavenski Piano Compositions book with music scores for the most outstanding performer from the Balkan Composers Class in the Adult Category
    • CDs 'Fieriness', Serbian Music for Piano Trio and 'Women's Stories', Serbian Music for Piano for the most outstanding performers from the Compulsory Pieces and Balkan Composers Music Classes in the Adult Category
  • Special Prize sponsored by Marksons Pianos
    An opportunity for all winners from the Junior and Adult Categories to play at the piano recital in the Markson Piano Concert Series
  • Around the Globe Medals awarded by Global Media Publishing Ltd
    For winners of the Junior Recital Classes
  • Music voucher £15 awarded by Brittens Music
    For the most outstanding performer from the Junior Recital Classes
  • Music voucher £10 awarded by Brittens Music
    For the most outstanding performer from the Junior Grades Repertoire Classes
  • Around the Globe Trophy awarded by Global Media Publishing Ltd
    Music voucher £25 awarded by Kensington Chimes Music
    For the winner of the Adults Recital Classes
  • Fine Art Escape Special Prize
    Work of art 'Trio' by Serbian painter Dusan Rajsic

    to be awarded to the most pianist from the Adult Category
  • Special Prize by Branco Stoysin
    CD by Branco Stoysin Trio for the winner of the Junior Jazz Class
  • Special Prize by Branco Stoysin
    Lily of the Valley book/CD for the winner of the Adults Jazz Class
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