Appelbe Piano Prize

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload copies of the music.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the six-months prior to the Festival, they should contact the Section Head before entering.

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APPELBE PIANO PRIZE DETAILS

The Appelbe Piano Prize has been a component of the North London Festival since 2013. It is both a celebration of creativity centred around the piano repertoire, and a platform for talented pianists to exhibit their technical and artistic prowess. We are delighted that the Festival’s newly-appointed Chairman, Frank Wibaut, has agreed to adjudicate the Appelbe Piano Prize.

The 2021 competition is open to pianists currently studying in a Senior Department of any UK Music College, Academy or Conservatoire. The competition will be online, with entrants submitting a video of their performance rather than performing live. Every entrant will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation. All entrants will be invited to a Zoom meeting on Saturday 15th May to hear a general adjudication and selected performances.

The prize will be awarded not only for the performance of a balanced and well-designed programme, but also on the pianist’s presentation. A verbal introduction to the musical programme is an integral part of the performance.

First Prize £750

A Highly Commended Prize of £100 will be awarded, sponsored by Sara Medina

Adjudicator – Professor Frank Wibaut

Entry fee £30

The closing date for the Appelbe Piano Prize Competition will be Friday 16th April.

We have a new system for entries. Please click on the link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload copies of the music.

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2018 & 2019 APPELBE PIANO PRIZE PERFORMANCES

View the performances from the 2019 and 2018 Appelbe Piano Prize Competitions together with interviews with Felix Appelbe and the adjudicators who explain what they are looking for from winning entries.

 

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