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Around the Globe Piano Music Festival Newsletter November 2017

We are delighted to invite you to our piano festival on
Sunday, 19th November 2017
that will take place at The Study Society, East Studio, (the large room on the left as you enter the building), 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA.
The festival will run from 10 am till 8 pm.

We are pleased to announce that this year we have the highest number of entries in Junior and Adult Categories since the beginning of our innovative piano competition in 2014, which is aimed at pianists of all ages. There are going to be many performers coming from London as well as different parts of UK including Hertfordshire, Kent, East Sussex, Oxford, Durham, York and some will travel from as far as Singapore. We appreciate participants’ effort to travel to London and wish them a happy and safe journey to our event!

This year Junior Category Piano Classes will start with Contemporary Music at 10 am, and will run till 4 pm with a Lunch Break between 1-2 pm. There will be some great performances of contemporary and classical music styles throughout the festival including Adult Categories, which will be running from 4.10 pm till 8 pm.

We are looking forward to hear amazing and inspiring music by Lola Perrin, Phillip Glass, Melanie Spanswick, Vera Milankovic and Graham Fitkin as well as Liszt, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven and many other composers in Recital Classes. In addition, we are especially excited and privileged to welcome renowned pianist Olga Dudnik, who is going to perform Jewish Suite by distinguished Serbian composer, the late Aleksandar Vujić.

To listen to Junior Winners 2016 visit AGPMF You Tube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcKNdIKnujg

OUR JURY PANEL

Melanie Spanswick
pianist, composer, author and educator

Photo Melanie

Tau Way
pianist, teacher, Head of Keyboard at Sevenoaks School

Tau Wey

Marina Petrov
award winning pianist, pedagogue, author, occupational injury specialist

Marina photo

Maya Jordan
pianist, teacher, artistic director and promoter

Maya Jordan

Onlookers tickets available at the door for the whole day event.
Single ticket £10; Family ticket: £15 (two people)
Children not older than 12 years old – FREE!
Piano Teachers of participants – FREE!

Our project is open to innovative music minds and all who will support our ideals. We extend a warm welcome to all participants and their followers.

AGPMF Team
Maya Jordan & Marina Petrov
Contact: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk
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IN MEMORIAM ALEKSANDAR VUJIC (1945 – 2017)

Aca Vujic diriguje

With great sadness we would like to announce that Serbian composer, pianist and conductor Aleksandar Vujić passed away on September 6, 2017 in Belgrade after a long and serious illness. 

He left behind a large opus that was often inspired by Serbian archaic music including folk melodies and Christian Orthodox chorals. His compositional oeuvre comprises choral, chamber, piano, string and wind music, as well as symphonic and chamber orchestra works.
He will be remembered for his stunningly beautiful and spiritual choir music including Oče Naš (Serbian Prayer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWX7bE9P2rI&list=PL9nTpSVNXMpdOMBl-CkURJJfEUt-xHSXH&index=57
as well as for exploring using archaic tunes of Serbian folk dance Kolo (Reel Dance) in various music forms written for chamber and symphonic orchestras as well as solo piano and other ensembles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgrm-8-Bkok

His piano works are also remarkable including The Jewish Suite, Metamorphosis, Preludes, Argentinean Tango, Waltz and opuses of Piano Pieces. In addition, his inspirational, pianistically and musically challenging Three Pieces Op.83, are included in AGPMF 2017 Syllabus in Adult Category.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL1HIzee_CU

Short Biography

Prof. Aleksandar S. Vujić was an award winning composer of over 100 works. The exclusive publisher of Vujić’s choral works is Synkope-Verlag in Germany and his music has been printed in US, Italy, Hungary and Serbia. Vujić held a degree in composition, which was supervised by famous Serbian composers including Stanojlo Rajicić, Petar Ozgijan and Vasilije Mokranjac. He also graduated in conducting and holds MA degree in piano, all from the Belgrade University of Arts, Faculty of Music. Throughout the four years of his study he was given the best student of his generation award. His work has been recognized worldwide, by the US government by honouring him with the Zoltan Kodaly Award (1983) and by Israel with the State Order of Israel Award (1988). Furthermore, he won first and third prize at the International Robert Schumann Choral Competition in Zwickau (1995) as well as gold medals for choral composition at Busan, South Korea (2002) and the International Choir Competition in Budapest (2009). He was the founder, leader and conductor of Sinfonietta chamber orchestra and Madrigal Choir of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. In addition, he was the principal conductor of Djakon Avakum Chamber Choir, Baruch Brothers Choir and Iuventus Cantat, as well as the president of the Union of Serbian Choirs at home and abroad.” 

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AROUND THE GLOBE PIANO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, 19th November 2017, from 10am to late
The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

Entries must be received no later than
Tuesday 31st October 2017
 
Please, come and join us for this amazing and inspirational event.
For more info and how to apply refer to our new AGPMF Magazine 2017.

Application forms available for AGPMF participants for
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_apply.php
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/downloads/entry_form.pdf

Full syllabus & fees include exciting new classes, modified contemporary programme as well as performances’ maximum length and latest fees.
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_syllabus.php

Download Music Scores from the web page that includes all music manuscripts and links for the Worldwide Contemporary Music – Compulsory Pieces for Piano Solo and ensemble classes for Junior & Adult Categories.
http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_download.php

AROUND THE GLOBE PIANO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, SYLLABUS UPDATES & EVENTS

  AROUND THE GLOBE PIANO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

AGPMF MAGAZINE printingWe are happy to announce that our new Around the Globe Piano Music Magazine 2017 FREE TO THE PUBLIC is ready for distribution.

This innovative new magazine contains interesting articles on contemporary piano works and their composers including reviews and updates on the festival syllabus.

You can download AGPMF magazine 2017 HERE

SYLLABUS UPDATES

Preface to contemporary composers
f
or Compulsory Piano Music Classes

JUNIOR PIANO CATEGORIES

Photo MelanieMelanie Spanswick @ https://melaniespanswick.com/

British composer, pianist, educator and author. Her music focuses on various sound worlds which are often associated with Minimalism. The pieces proposed for the category are from her books Piano Waves and Digressions.

To listen to the pieces
From Piano Waves:
Seahorse Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYzfk8NK0WY
Ocean Surge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwdhDJLcP20

From Digressions:
Karma https://soundcloud.com/classicalmel/karma-from-digressions-written-by-melanie-spanswick-played-by-chenyin-li

Digression
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sBgDhLAvDQ

To purchase piano scores go to: www.elenacobb.com/product-category/melanie-spanswick/


Vera MilankovicProf. Vera Milanković

Multitalented Serbian composer, pianist, pedagogue and organizer of educational events.
Fascinated by traditional Serbian music, she has written many authentic arrangements for piano, voice and ensembles for various instruments. Apart from her large opus for solo piano, Vera composed two piano concertos that were publicly highly praised.

The collection of piano miniatures No 1, 3 & 5, from her opus Music Map Of Serbia are proposed for the category. You can download the music scores free of charge from AGPMF web site: http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_download.php


Photo Lola Perrin by Abdul Hamid croppedLola Perrin @ www.lolaperrin.com

American born, London-based composer, pianist, collaborator, piano teacher, Composer in Residence at Markson Pianos, has published nine piano suites and has two CDs on general release.
Performs as a solo artist, also in collaboration with filmmakers, authors, artists and other pianists.

To listen to the pieces
From Piano Suite VIII: part 6
The Arrival
https://soundcloud.com/lolaperrin/5-the-arrival?in=lolaperrin/sets/piano-suite-viii-on-the-gradient-road-lola-perrin

From Piano Suite IV: part  1
Music from Fragile Light Spaces
https://soundcloud.com/lolaperrin/sets/piano-suite-iv-music-from-fragile-light-spaces“>https://soundcloud.com/lolaperrin/sets/piano-suite-iv-music-from-fragile-light-spaces

From Piano Suite II: part 2
The man in the black hat below is probably sleeping
https://soundcloud.com/lolaperrin/2-the-man-in-the-black-hat-below-is-probably-sleeping-piano-suite-ii?in=lolaperrin/sets/piano-suite-ii-nine-images-for-piano

You can purchase piano scores from http://www.spartanpress.co.uk via our web site as well at: http://www.agpianomusicfestival.co.uk/agpmf_download.php

ADULTS PIANO CATEGORIES

More about Lola Perrin on Wikipedia at  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Perrin

To listen to
Piano Suite I “Early Sunday Morning”
https://soundcloud.com/lolaperrin/sets/piano-suite-i-early-one-sunday-morning.

Before Sleep
For four hands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k5KBqVBXnY.

To purchase piano scores or downloads go to: http://www.lolaperrin.com/sheet-music OR
http://www.lolaperrin.com/piano


Aca Vujic dirigujeProf. Aleksandar S. Vujić @
https://www.aleksandar-s-vujic.com

An award winning Serbian composer, conductor and pianist. His compositional oeuvre comprises over 100 works including choral, chamber, symphonic works and instrumental music for piano, violin, cello as well as various ensembles.

To listen to
Three Piano Pieces Op.83
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdDKPlyqGV0&list=PL9nTpSVNXMpdOMBl-CkURJJfEUt-xHSXH&index=51

Serbian Reel Dance (Srpsko Kolo)
For Four hands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC8Y65tvNdc&index=8&list=PL9nTpSVNXMperg0dRUxqD2rfWItCtQZOZ

To download piano scores FREE OF CHARGE make a request to AGPMF via email agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com


AGPMF EVENTS

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival in November 2017
This year the festival will take place at the Study Society, Colet House, Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA on Sunday, 19th November 2017 from 10 AM till late.

Please, come and join us for this amazing and inspirational event.
For more info and how to apply refer to our new AGPMF Magazine 2017.

Markson Piano Concert Series – Wednesday at 7 PM, 26th July 2017,
Solo Piano Recital by John Bailey

Professional pianist John Bailey is a multiple AGPMF winner for 3 consecutive years. He will be performing music of various styles including Ravel and Chopin as well as contemporaries such as Lola Perrin and Ognjen Bogdanović. More recently he has completed a fellowship diploma (FRSM) in classical piano performance specialising in the music of Ravel and has been studying piano with Prof. Marina Petrov for several years.

Since 2010, Markson Concert Series are hosting a wide range of musical events. These include classical & Jazz recitals, poetry, dance and contemporary music.
For more info on the venue go to: http://www.marksonpianos.com/concert/concerts.html

More info on London’s famous piano store Markson Pianos and its showrooms and services at:http://www.marksonpianos.com/

Piano contest for performers of any age

PRESS RELEASE

The Around the Globe Piano Music Festival is an annual piano performing contest that is running in London for its third year. It is created for Junior and Adults pianists of different levels including professional artists with no age limit. The categories represent various music styles including classical, contemporary and jazz.

‘Pianist’ by Dusan Rajsic, Fine Art Escape

The festival is organised by award winning pianists and educators, Marina Petrov and Maya Jordan, in collaboration with Markson Pianos and with a support of Composers’ Association of Serbia. There are also strong ties with Fine Art Escape gallery, Sun Recordings & Branco Stoysin, Global Media Publishing as well as Chimes Music and Brittens music shops.

The focus of our project is in promoting contemporary piano composers from all around the world that are less well known in the UK. We aim to encourage young pianists to perform new repertoire, learn about modern composers and have better understanding of the diverse musical trends throughout different world regions. The main goal of AGPMF is a to introduce pianists, educators and audiences to a wider range of contemporary styles that are not regularly performed, contributing to Britain’s multicultural society with artistic enrichment within London’s busy music scene. Our festival is a great platform for emerging artists who can share their music achievements with others and gain performance experience in playing publicly.

THE VENUE: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

DATE & TIME: Sunday 20th November 2016, from 10 AM all day.

PIANO SPONSORS: Yamaha C3 is sponsored by Markson Pianos

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31ST October 2016

ENTRIES: You can apply online OR via post by completing the application form contained in the festival brochure or on website

TICKETS FOR ONLOOKERS: Single ticket £10; Family ticket £15 (two people).
*Children not older than 12 years – FREE! ** Piano teachers of the participants – FREE!

WINNERS FROM ALL CATEGORIES ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT THE CONCERT ON 10TH MAY 2017
St Magdalene Church, London NW1
SPONSORED BY MARKSON PIANOS

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOME YOU AT OUR EVENT AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!

OUR FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO INNOVATIVE PIANO COMPOSERS AS WELL AS NEW SPONSORSHIPS!

For more info on advertising in AGPMF 2017 brochure contact: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com

There are many categories to choose from and awards to be won for all participants. Players are encouraged to enter more categories for enhancement of different pianistic styles performance. Participants are able to make multiple entries for different piano categories. They are also able to make multiple entries for the same class but with different repertoire.

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

For Junior (16 years old and under) and Adults (17 years old and above):

  • Contemporary Music – Trophy to be awarded
    To include pieces written not before 1950;
    Various classes throughout the world regions
  • Contemporary Music Compulsory Piece(s) – Special prizes to be awarded
    Choices of pieces and composers for junior pianists:
    *Vera Milanković (Serbian), from Map of Serbia and *Lola Perrin (American), from Piano Suite II & IV
    Choices of pieces and composers for adult pianists:
    *Alfred Schnittke (Russian) from Six Preludes 1953/54; *Vasilije Mokranjac (Serbian) from Six Dances; Lennox Barkley (British) from Preludes Op.23
  • Jazz Free Choice – Special prizes to be awarded
  • Recital Classes – Medals for Junior and Trophy for Adults, + Music vouchers to be awarded
    To include contrasting pieces of different styles and periods; various classes depending on participant’s age.
  • Grade Repertoire (Music Voucher to be awarded)
    To include one or two pieces from any UK examination board syllabus; various classes depending on participant’s age for Junior.

FOR JUNIORS ONLY:

  • Free Choice Classes
    To include one or more pieces; various classes
  • Piano Duet

FOR ADULTS ONLY:

  • Free Choice of traditional classical styles – ADVANCED
    To include pieces written before 1950
  • Free Choice – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
    To include one or more pieces

* Compulsory piano pieces scores available on the AGPMF website:
or request via email: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com

FULL SYLLABUS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

MORE INFO ON HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRY, REGULATIONS AND MARKING CRITERIA

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival committee contacts:
Maya Jordan+44 (0)7984857355; Marina Petrov +44(0)7734204252;
email: agpianomusicfestival@gmail.com
Address: AFPMF, 11 Fermor Way, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3BD

 

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