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 2018 competition is open to the winner of the top senior piano award at any Music Festival held between 1 January and 31 December 2017. If the top prize-winner has already been entered to represent another Festival then the Secretary should, if possible, enter the next best pianist.
First Prize: £500 cash, a Challenge Trophy and the opportunity to give a recital in a central London venue.
Second Prize: £100 cash.
The Competition is on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG
Entries must be received by Friday 12th January 2018.