The 2019 competition is open to pianists studying in the Senior Department of any UK Music College, Academy or Conservatoire.
A cash prize of £500 will be awarded and the winner will e invited to take part in the 2020 President’s Prize Competition, which will take place in the Autumn of 2019.
The Appelbe Piano Prize has been a component of the North London Festival since 2013. It is both a celebration of creativity centered around the piano repertoire, and a platform for talented pianists to exhibit their technical and artistic prowess.
As well as for the performance of a balanced and well-designed programme, the prize will be awarded to the performer with the most refined and developed sense of stagecraft.
Competitors will find themselves adjudicated not only on the depth of their musicianship but on how they present themselves, introduce their musical programme and generally connect with an audience. The following link shows some of the 2018 competition entrants together with interviews with the adjudicators who explain what they are looking for from winning entries. link to the video
The competition is on Thursday 25th April 2019 at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG and entries must be received by Monday 111th February 2019.
We cannot accept any more entries for the Appelbe Piano Prize Competition. If you try to enter, your entry will not be accepted and your entry fee will not be refunded.
The Grand Piano chosen and hired by the Festival for these performances is supplied and maintained by Steinway & Sons, London.