General Information

A participant may enter ANY of the Graded Categories below if they are any age up to and including 18.
For example, you can be 10 years old and enter grade 2, grade 5 or any other grade, depending on your current level.
If you need any guidance, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 1 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £22.00

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 2 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £22.00

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 3 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £22.00

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 4 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £26.00

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 5 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £26.00

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 6 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

  • The two pieces must be from DIFFERENT LISTS (time periods)
  • Own choice pieces are not permitted in this category
  • If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories. If a competitor aspires to win a cash prize then he/she can perform just ONE PIECE in this category. If this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win a category by playing only one piece: the basic rule is that in each category entered, a participant hoping for a medal must play TWO pieces.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £26.00

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 7 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £30.00

 

Participants must choose TWO PIECES from the latest graded exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all grade 8 pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

Trinity – please download the complete Trinity grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

LCM – please download the complete LCM grades 1–8 piano syllabus from this page

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

If entering this category, a competitor needs to perform TWO PIECES. There is however an exception if the competitor wants to be eligible for one of the three main cash prizes, which requires entry into a minimum of two categories in the competition. If a competitor wishes to qualify to win a cash prize, then he/she may perform just ONE PIECE in this category. However, if this option is chosen, then he/she will not be eligible for a medal in this category, nor be able to proceed to the finals in this category. In other words, no-one can win one of the grades 1 to 8 categories by playing only one piece.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested by the exam board in the score.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £30.00

Participants must choose UP TO TWO PIECES from the latest Diploma exam syllabus valid for the year 2020. The permitted exam boards are ABRSM, Trinity and LCM.

The lists of all eligible Diploma pieces can be found here:

ABRSM – please download the complete ABRSM Diploma syllabus from this page. The piano repertoire lists begin on page 34.

Trinity – please click on ‘Piano’ from the instrument list to download the Trinity Diploma piano syllabus.

LCM – please download the LCM Diploma piano syllabus from this page. The repertoire list begins on page 4.

The exam books for the pieces listed above can be bought in all good MUSIC SHOPS in the United Kingdom, from their websites, from MUSICROOM, or from AMAZON.

Please note:

  • The piece(s) must not have a total duration of more than 20 MINUTES. It is possible to perform a complete single work with several movements such as a Sonata, Suite, or Partita in this category, as long as it remains within this time limit.
  • Own choice pieces are not permitted in this category – they must be selected from the diploma repertoire lists.

Please note that musical repeats are not permitted, unless specifically requested in the score and of structural importance.

Playing from memory is encouraged, but not compulsory. Please note that if a competitor plays from memory and does so well, then this will be taken into account in the adjudicators’ scores.

If not performing from memory, performers must use an original copy (not photocopy) of the music.

One photocopy of each piece is required for the adjudicators. This will need to be given to the adjudicators at the time of the performance and be destroyed afterwards.

All entries are non-refundable – no queries in this regard will be entertained. Do please ensure that you have checked with your teacher before entering and make sure that the correct class is chosen.

Entry fee for this class: £32.00