Around the Globe Music & Arts

The 2020 Around the Globe Online Piano Competition

Full syllabus, fees and prizes

Junior Piano Categories: 16 years of age and under

Worldwide Contemporary Music (Medal and voucher to be awarded)

To include pieces written after 1970

Western European composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG01 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG02 16 years and under 7 min £22
Scandinavian composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG03 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG04 16 years and under 7 min £22
Southern European composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG05 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG06 16 years and under 7 min £22
Balkan composers *Including countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Republic of North 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 £20
JG08 16 years and under 7 min £22
Eastern European composers excluding Russia
Code Age group Time Fee
JG09 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG10 16 years and under 7 min £22
Russian composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG11 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG12 16 years and under 7 min £22
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 £20
JG14 16 years and under 7 min £22
Continent of Africa composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG15 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG16 16 years and under 7 min £22
North American composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG17 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG18 16 years and under 7 min £22
Latin American composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG19 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG20 16 years and under 7 min £22
Australian Composers
Code Age group Time Fee
JG21 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG22 16 years and under 7 min £22
Composers from other countries
Code Age group Time Fee
JG23 12 years and under 5 min £20
JG24 16 years and under 7 min £22

Set Pieces (Special Prize to be awarded)

Any choice from:

Intermediate (up to grade 2)

  1. Momentum, No.33 from Hey Presto! by Marcel Zidani
  2. A Glimmer of Sunshine, No.1 from Hausmuzik, by Vera Milankovic

Late Intermediate (grade 3-4)

  1. The Misty Vale from Away from the Grade by Marcel Zidani
  2. Borjana Borjanke, No.5 from Music Map of Serbia by Vera Milankovic

Early Advanced (grade 5-6)

  1. You Turn To Catch from The Little Polyphonic Book by Nailia Galiamova
  2. About You by Svetlana Titova

Advanced (grade 7 and above)

  1. Il Circo by Isidora Zebeljan
  2. Poem You and I Op.10 No.1 from By The Sea by Vladimir Titov

Music manuscripts and recordings available on Download Music Scores

Code Age group Fee
JC01 12 years and under 5 min £20
JC02 16 years and under 5 min £20

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 £20
JF02 9-10 years 7 min £22
JF03 11-12 years 10 min £24
JF04 13-14 years 12 min £26
JF05 15-16 years 14 min £28

Free Choice

Including one or more pieces

Code Age group Time Fee
JF06 12 years and under 3 min £17
JF07 16 years and under 5 min £20

Piano Duet (for 4 hands)

Code Age group Time Fee
JD01 12 years and under 3 min £17
JD02 16 years and under 5 min £20

Piano Duet Set Piece (for 4 hands)

Minor Waltz, Dorian Din, Summer Journey, Blue Note Waltz from Delightfully Easy Piano Duets Book 2 by Rosamund Conrad

* recommended with repeats

Code Age group Time Fee
JD03 12 years old and under 3 min £17

Jazz Piano Classes (Special Prize to be awarded)

Free Choice
Code Age group Time Fee
JJ01 12 years and under 3 min £17
JJ02 16 years and under 5 min £20

Set Pieces (one or two pieces)

  1. Three Cats from Jazz, Latin and Modern Collection by Tim Richards
  2. Trumpet Blues, from Connections 1 by Christopher Norton
Code Age group Time Fee
JJ03 12 years and under 5 min £20
  1. London Road, No 1, from Blues, Boogie and Gospel Collection by Tim Richards
  2. Open Window from Connections 4 by Christopher Norton

These books should be available from good music shops or the two publishers (Schott, and Faber Music and 80 Days Publishing). They are also available via www.johnkember.com, and www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk and https://80dayspublishing.com/search?

Code Age group Time Fee
JJ04 16 years and under 5 min £20

Duet Set Piece (for 4 hands)

Real Time Rag, No.9, from Duet Collection - 10 pieces for piano duet by John Kember
Code Age group Time Fee
JJ05 3 min £15

These books should be available from good music shops or the two publishers (Schott and Faber Music). They are also available via www.johnkember.com and www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk.

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 £16
JR02 Piano (Grade 1-4) 9 years and under 3 min £17
JR03 Piano (Grade 1-5) 10 years and under 3 min £17
JR04 Piano (Grade 1-5) 11-12 years 4 min £19
JR05 Piano (Grade 1-5) 13 years and above 4 min £19
JR06 Piano (Grade 6-8) 12 years and under 5 min £20
JR07 Piano (Grade 6-8) 13-14 years 6 min £21
JR08 Piano (Grade 6-8) 15-16 years 7 min £22
Adult Piano Categories: 17 years old and above

Advanced Level Categories:

Worldwide Contemporary Music (Trophy to be awarded)

To include pieces written after 1970

Western European composers
Code Time Fee
AG01 15 min £32
Scandinavian composers
Code Time Fee
AG02 15 min £32
Southern European composers
Code Time Fee
AG03 15 min £32
Balkan composers *Including countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania Special Prize by the Composers Association of Serbia
Code Time Fee
AG04 15 min £32
Eastern European composers excluding Russia
Code Time Fee
AG05 15 min £32
Russian composers
Code Time Fee
AG06 15 min £32
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 15 min £32
Continent of Africa composers
Code Time Fee
AG08 15 min £32
North American composers
Code Time Fee
AG09 15 min £32
Latin American composers
Code Time Fee
AG010 15 min £32
Australian Composers
Code Time Fee
AG11 15 min £32
Composers from other countries
Code Time Fee
AG12 15 min £32

Set Pieces (Special Prize to be awarded)

Solo piano

Choice of any combination of pieces:

  1. Il Circo by Isidora Zebeljan
  2. Etude In the Waves Op. 10, No.2 from By the Sea by Vladimir Titov
  3. Toccata and Fugue from Vignettes by Lindsey Berwin

Music manuscripts and recordings available on Download Music Scores

Code Time Fee
AC01 15 mins £32

Recital classes (£50 cash prize and contemporary music scores to be awarded)

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

Code Time Fee
AF01 25 min £58

Diploma Recital

Code Time Fee
AF02 45 min £104

Traditional Style Free Choice

Code Time Fee
AF03 15 min £32

Piano Duet (for 4 hands)

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AD01 15 min £32
Set piano duets
Code Time Fee
AD02 10 min £25

Any choice from:

  1. Before Sleep for four hands* by Lola Perrin
  2. Serbian Reel Dance (Kolo) for four hands** by Aleksandar Vujic

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

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

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

Free Choice
Code Time Fee
AJ01 10 min £25
Jazz Set Piece
Code Time Fee
AJ02 8 min £23
  1. Autumn Leaves from The Jazz Piano Player - Autumn Leaves by John Kember
  2. Raised on the Gospel from Blues, Boogie and Gospel Collection by Tim Richards

These books should be available from good music shops or the two publishers (Schott and Faber Music). They are also available via www.johnkember.com and www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk/books.html.

Adult Piano Learners

Intermediate

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AL01 5 min £20

To include one or more pieces

Set Pieces (up to grade 2)
Code Time Fee
AL02 4 min £19

Any choice from:

  1. Momentum, from Hey Presto! by Marcel Zidani
  2. The Misty Vale, from Away from the Grade by Marcel Zidani
  3. Far Away, No.2 from Hausmuzik, by Vera Milankovic

* recommended with repeats

Late Intermediate

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AL03 6 min £21

To include one or more pieces

Set Pieces (grade 3-4)
Code Time Fee
AL04 5 min £20

Any choice from:

  1. Voices in My Head, from No Words Necessary by Melanie Spanswick
  2. No Starts in the Sky Tonight, No.4 from Hausmuzik, by Vera Milankovic

Early Advanced (grade 5-7)

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AL05 10 min £22

To include one or more pieces

Set Pieces
Code Time Fee
AL06 5 min £20

Any choice from:

  1. Three Japanese Doll, from The Little Polyphonic Book by Nailia Galiamova
  2. Dancing Through the Daffodils from No Words Necessary by Melanie Spanswick

Music manuscripts and recordings available on Download Music Scores

Grade Repertoire classes

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

Code Grade Time Fee
AR01 Piano (Grade 1) 2 min £16
AR02 Piano (Grade 2) 2 min £16
AR03 Piano (Grade 3) 3 min £17
AR04 Piano (Grade 4) 4 min £19
AR05 Piano (Grade 5) 5 min £20
AR06 Piano (Grade 6) 6 min £21
AR07 Piano (Grade 7) 8 min £22
AR08 Piano (Grade 8) 10 min £22

Jazz piano classes

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AJ01 10 min £25
Set Pieces

Intermediate

Code Time Fee
AJ02 3 min £17

Any choice from:

  1. Jazz warmin' up, No. 37, from Hey Presto! by Marcel Zidani
  2. Scamp, from Connections 6 by Christopher Norton

Late Intermediate

Code Time Fee
AJ03 4 min £19
  1. Rain Again from Jazz, Latin and Modern Collection by Tim Richards
  2. Mambo, from Latin Preludes Collection by Christopher Norton

Early Advanced

Code Time Fee
AJ04 5 min £20

Wade in the Water (Traditional) from Blues, Boogie and Gospel Collection by Tim Richards

Prizes
  • Around the Globe Medal and Music voucher £15 awarded by Brittens Music
    For the most outstanding performer from the Junior Category Contemporary Music
  • Around the Globe Medal and Music voucher £25 awarded
    For the most outstanding performer from the Adults Category Contemporary Music
  • Special Prizes by the Composers' Association of Serbia
    • Books with music scores and CDs for the most outstanding performers from the Balkan Composers and Set Pieces Classes in the Junior Category
    • Books with music scores and CDs for the most outstanding performers from the Set Pieces and Balkan Composers Music Classes in the Adult Category
  • Special Prize
    All winners from the Junior and Adult Categories will receive Around the Globe Music Magazine 2021 Vol. 4 and an opportunity to play at the Winners Piano Recital live or online in 2021.
  • Around the Globe Medals awarded by Power Media International Group Ltd Ltd
    For winners of the Junior Recital classes
  • Music voucher £15 awarded by Brittens Music
    For the most outstanding performer from the Junior Grades Repertoire classes
  • £50 cash prize awarded by Power Media International Group Ltd Ltd
    Contemporary music scores
    For the winner of the Adults Recital classes
  • Around the Globe Special Prize (optional)
    An opportunity for the most promising pianist or piano duo from the Adult Category to take part in the celebrated Around the Globe Concert Music Series 2022 to play a piano recital live or online. The prize includes a sponsored promotional video recording of the concert.
  • Special Prize by Branco Stoysin
    "Quiet Stream Break The Rocks" CD album by Branco Stoysin for all winners from the Adult Categories.
  • Special Prize by Branco Stoysin
    CDs by Branco Stoysin for the winners of the Junior Jazz Classes
  • Special Prize by Branco Stoysin
    Books/CDs for the winners of the Adult Jazz Class

* Please note there will be an additional cost for the postage and shipment of prizes. For more info on competitive p&p please email us @ agpianomusicfestival@gmail.co.uk