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 2017 competition is open to the winner of the top senior piano award at any Music Festival held between 1 January and 31 December 2016. 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 22 April 2017 at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG

Entries must be received by Monday 22 January 2017.

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
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

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