Our 2021 online Festival was a great success with many outstanding performances. We built on this success in 2022 with our return to live piano competitions. These were in the Free Church Hampstead Garden Suburb between Friday 23 April to Friday 13 May, with the Festival concert on Saturday 14 May.
In 2022 we moved to a new system for entries. The first time that you use it, you will need to register.
The closing date for piano classes has now passed.
Elite Piano Competitions
The 2022 piano competitions will be live. The Appelbe Piano Prize Competition will be running, but the Emanuel Trophy Piano Competition will not as too few other Festivals have taken place during 2021. Any winner who would otherwise have qualified for the Emanuel Trophy Competition in 2022, will be eligible for entry in 2023. To find out about these competitions, please see the separate web pages devoted to them by clicking on the competition names.
Other Piano Competitions
These will be held on the following dates – Tuesday 26, and Friday 29 April, Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Friday 6, Tuesday 10, Thursday 12, and Friday 13 May in Venue: Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG
On Tuesday 26, and Friday 29 April, Tuesday 10, Thursday 12, and Friday 13 May – Adjudicator – Timothy Barratt
On Monday 2 and Friday 6 May – Adjudicator – Allan Clay
Tuesday 3 May – Adjudicator – Gillian Cracknell
Every competitor will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation.
Please click here to download the 2022 Piano Syllabus – 2022 Piano Syllabus – updated 24th January 2022
The closing date has now passed.
Where entry depends on age, it is the age on 1st September 2021 so that all the entrants in a class are in the same school year.
If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the year prior to the Festival or is well-known to the Adjudicator, they should contact the Section Head before entering.
The European Piano Teachers Association Cup will be awarded to the most talented pianist under 16 years of age.
Entrants must provide the Adjudicator with a clean copy of the music for each work to be performed and pieces may not be repeated in different competitions.
The Grand Piano chosen and hired by the Festival for the 2022 competitions is supplied and maintained by Steinway & Sons, London.
2021 Piano Competition Winners and 2019 Emanuel Trophy and Applebe Piano Prize Competition winners
To see videos of these performances, click the ‘read more’ link below.