Piano Competitions

Premier Piano Competitions

For details of our premier piano competitions see the pages for the Emanuel Trophy Piano Competition  and the HGS Residents Association Piano Prize.

Other Piano Competitions

These will be held on the following dates in 2024 at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG

Thursday 18 April – Adjudicator: Gill Cracknell

Friday 26 April, Saturday 27, Sunday 28 April – Adjudicator: Andrew Dibb

Monday 15 April, Friday 19 April, Monday 22 April, Saturday 4 May

and Monday 6 May – Adjudicator: Matt Lehocky

Saturday 13 April – Emanuel Trophy Piano CompetitionAdjudicator: Timothy Barratt

Tuesday 30 April – HGS Residents Association Piano Prize – Adjudicator: James Kirby

Friday 10 May – End of Festival Concert

Every competitor will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation.

Full details in the section Syllabus (link on the right or below)

The closing date for the Emanuel Trophy Competition is Monday 1 March 2024. The closing date for all other piano classes is Friday 22 March 2024

Where entry depends on age, it is the age on 1st September before the date of the class 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 Administrator 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.

Please click on the button below to enter. The first time that you use it, you will need to register.

The closing date for piano classes is Friday 22 March.

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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.

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