Emanuel Trophy Piano Competition

This is the Festival’s top competition and is one of the most prestigious competitions within the festival movement. It was established in 1985 and is named after Emanuel Cedar (1916-2000) who entered the North London Music Festival piano competitions as a young pianist, became a Festival Council Member in 1960 and Festival Chairman in 1975.

The 2020 competition is open to the winner of the top senior piano award at any Music Festival held between 1 January and 31 December 2019. If the top prize-winner has already been entered to represent another Festival then the Secretary should, if possible, enter the next best pianist. The competition is for a Challenge Trophy and a cash prize of £500. If there are four contestants or more, the Trophy will be awarded to the winner to be retained for one year. If there are six contestants or more, the winner will receive, in addition, a cash prize of £500 and the runner up £100. The winner will also be invited to take part in the 2020 Prize Winners Concert, which will take place in the Autumn of 2020.

The Competition will be on Saturday 18th April 2020 at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG. Entries must be received by Friday 10th January 2020.

The video above shows performances from the 2019 Emanuel Trophy Piano Competition.

The Grand Piano chosen and hired by the Festival for these performances is supplied and maintained by Steinway & Sons, London.









Please remember the time limit for performance is 20 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)
  • Official Accompanist: Do you wish to use an Official Accompanist?

Entry details

Michael Keyte
5 Colbourne House, Upper North Street
London
E14 6EU
Tel: 0203 069 8401
Email: keytesathome@aol.com

Online payment

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


Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Add more competitors
Remove Competitor
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Class fee