Appelbe Piano Prize

The 2017 competition is open to pianists studying in the Senior Department of any UK Music College, Academy or Conservatoire.

Prize: £500 cash.

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 competition is on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 12:30pm at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG.

Entries must be received by Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Two contrasting pieces by different composers to be performed

Please remember the time limit for performance is 15 minutes maximum

Declaration by person filling in the Entry Form

  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the North London Festival as set out in the Syllabus and accept responsibility for the above named entrant(s).
  • Yes, I agree I/We also agree to allow Festival officials or the local Press to take photographs solely for Festival publicity purposes.
  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to deposit the total amount into North London Festival bank account within the next 48 hours. (If we do not receive full payment, we will be unable to process your application)

Entry details

Michael Keyte
5 Colbourne House, Upper North Street
E14 6EU
Tel: 0203 069 8401

Online payment

CAF Bank
Acc. Name: North London Music Festival
Acc. Number: 00014585
Sort Code: 40-52-40

First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *
Instrument / voice
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *
Instrument / voice
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Class fee