Around the Globe Music & Arts

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival

Full syllabus, fees and prizes

Junior Piano Categories: 16 years of age and under

Worldwide Contemporary Music (Trophy to be awarded)

To include pieces written after 1970

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

Set Pieces (Special Prize to be awarded)

Any choice from:

Lower Grades (up to grade 5)

  1. From the other Side of Danube, No 1 from Music Map of Serbia* by Vera Milankovic
  2. The Arrival (Piano Suite VIII: part 6)** by Lola Perrin
  3. The Carousel from All the Fun of the Fair*** by Lindsey Berwin

Higher Grades (up to grade 8)

  1. Upon the Blossom Garden, No 5 from Music Map of Serbia * by Vera Milankovic
  2. The man in the black hat below is probably sleeping (Piano Suite I: part 2)** by Lola Perrin
  3. The UFO from All the Fun of the Fair *** by Lindsey Berwin

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

** music manuscript available from Spartan Press or Download Music Scores

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

Recordings available on Soundcloud

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

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 (for 4 hands)

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

Jazz Piano Classes (Special Prize to be awarded)

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

Set Piece

Happy Feet, No 1, from Solo Collection by John Kember
Code Age group Time Fee
JJ03 12 years and under 3 min £10
Romance, No 19, from Jazz Piano Studies 1 by John Kember
Code Age group Time Fee
JJ04 16 years and under 3 min £10

Duet Set Piece (for 4 hands)

Ragetty Waltz, No 3, from On the Lighter Side - 9 pieces for piano duet by John Kember
Code Age group Time Fee
JJ05 3 min £10

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.

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 1970

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

Set Pieces (Special Prize to be awarded)

Solo piano

Choice of any combination of pieces:

  1. After Hussein Chalayan, Piano Suite VII, (5 piano pieces)* by Lola Perrin
  2. Solitude Self-Reflections** by Branka Popovic
  3. Through the Looking Glass, Piano Suite Op. 8 (8 Piano pieces)*** by Vladimir Titov
  4. Three Piano Pieces Op. 83**** by Aleksandar Vujic
Code Time Fee
AC01 13 mins £18

* Buy book online from Spartan Press (downloads also available); Listen on Soundcloud

** Music manuscript available at Download Music Scores. Recording available on Soundcloud

*** See video, audio, scores and printed edition. Titov's music is widely available on YouTube.

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

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

Traditional Style Free Choice

Code Time Fee
AF03 13 min £18

Piano Duet (for 4 hands)

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AD01 12 min £18
Set piano duets
Code Time Fee
AD02 10 min £16

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 8 min £15
Jazz Set Piece
Code Time Fee
AJ02 8 min £15

Summertime from The Jazz Piano Player - Autumn Leaves by John Kember*

* Purchase From Faber Music Publisher. Also available via www.johnkember.com.

Adult Piano Learners

Intermediate

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AL01 5 min £12

To include one or more pieces

Set Pieces
Code Time Fee
AL02 5 min £12

Any choice from:

  1. Karma, from Play It Again* , Piano Book I, by Melanie Spanswick
  2. A Glimmer of Sunshine, No 1** from Hausmuzik, by Vera Milankovic

Late Intermediate

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AL03 6 min £13

To include one or more pieces

Set Pieces
Code Time Fee
AL04 5 min £12

Any choice from:

  1. Seahorse Dream, from Play It Again*, Piano Book II, by Melanie Spanswick
  2. Serbian Love Song, No 7** from Hausmuzik, by Vera Milankovic

Early Advanced

Free choice
Code Time Fee
AL05 10 min £16

To include one or more pieces

Set Pieces
Code Time Fee
AL06 6 min £13

Any choice from:

  1. Come back...***, Op. 3, No 1 by Vladimir Titov
  2. The Pirate Ship, from All the Fun of the Fair**** by Lindsey Berwin

*For Karma buy Play it again: PIANO - Book 1 from Amazon UK. For Seahorse Dream buy Play it again: PIANO - Book 2 from Amazon UK. All music published by Schott Music. You can find out more, watch Melanie's video tutorials, and buy your copy, from: Schott Music. Karma recording available on Soundcloud. Seahorse Dream recording available on YouTube.

** Music manuscripts available at Download Music Scores.

*** See scores and printed edition.

**** Music manuscripts available from www.elenacobb.com. Recordings available on Soundcloud.

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
    • 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 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 'Violinist' by Serbian painter Dusan Rajsic

    to be awarded to the most pianist from the Adult Category