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Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2018.

5th International Performing Arts Festival & Competition
16-18 February 2018
Applications deadline:
10 February 2018

Grand Prix 2018. Registration Form (Download)
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Stars of the Albion. New Talents World.

International Festival of Contemporary Arts
United Kingdom. London.
6-8 July 2018
Applications are invited from musicians, dancers and theatre studios.
Applications deadline:
1 May 2017 (international contestants)
10 May 2017 (national contestants)

New Talents World. Registration Form (Download)
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STARS OF THE ALBION


“Discovering New Talents World” The Business Курьер 2015
"I cordially thank the organizers of this festival of art - those who create spiritual values, who helps people appreciate and understand the beauty."
Oleg Smolin, Education Committee, Russian State Duma 2016
Letter from the deputy of the State Duma

STARS OF THE ALBION. Grand Prix 2018. 5th International Performing Arts Festival & Competition. London.
Dates: 16 - 18 February 2018
Disciplines:
- Singing (classical, contemporary, folk)
- Instrumental playing (solo and ensemble)
- Dance (ballet, modern, historical dance, street-dance)
- Music theatre
- Fringe theatre
- One man show
- Performance in Fine Art
- Performance in Photography

Age category: Children from 6 y.o. & adults, no age limit.
Applications deadline: 23 January 2018

“Stars of the Albion” international performing arts festival & competition is the annual event which joins young extraordinary talented musicians and dancers from across the world. The project forms a unique bridge connecting different cultures and in particular of Russia and Great Britain. It aims to provide valuable opportunities for young emerging artists to perform, learn, communicate and develop.
The project is organised and promoted by Musica Nova, the International Academy of Music, a unique bilingual establishment in the UK that combines the best of British and Russian principles of teaching. It is held under the Patronage of the World Association of Performing Arts (WAPA) and is supported by the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo and Embassy of Russian Federation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The 5th international performing arts festival & competition “Stars of the Albion. Maslenitsa” will be held on 16 - 18 February 2018 in London. It consists of two Rounds. The first one is based on video recordings (DVD/YouTube). The second Round is opened to the public and is held at the concert hall of Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, at the Musica Nova Academy and at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre in Central London. 40 soloists and 15 ensembles/ groups will be selected to come to London to participate in the II round. We expect participants from Great Britain, Russia, Bulgaria, Malta, Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Germany to participate in the competition.
Participation in this contest is open to artists from 6 years old with no age limit and is divided between age categories, with two options of participation as amateur or professional performers. All styles and genres can be presented for the competition programme. This year the event will be held during one of the major Russian traditional festival’s called “Maslenitsa”. A valuable prize has been allocated for the best performance of music by a Russian composer and for the best vocal performance in Russian language.
The adjudication panel is comprised of famous musicians, composers, producers and artists, international judges.
& to extraordinary discoveries of the “Stars of the Albion” project!


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Founder and Executive Producer

Evgenia Terentieva

Evgenia Terentieva

Pianist, singer, composer
Evgenia Terentieva

Evgenia Terentieva

Pianist, singer, composer

Pianist, singer, composer, winner of international competitions and prestigious awards. She adjudicates at several international competitions in Great Britain and Europe. In 2011 Evgenia was awarded Gold Franz Kafka Medal for her outstanding contribution to the world culture and a “Queen’s Award” from the British Council. She is the CEO and an executive producer of Musica Nova, the International Academy of Music, and “Stars of the Albion” festival-contest in London.

Jury

David Serero (USA)

David Serero (USA)

Baritone and Actor
David Serero (USA)

David Serero (USA)

Baritone and Actor

Baritone and Actor, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. He was honored in the WHO’S WHO America for having demonstrated outstanding achievements in the Entertainment world and contributed for the betterment of the contemporary society. www.davidserero.com 

Nick Sergienko (Canada)

Nick Sergienko (Canada)

Pianist, Producer, Adjudicator, Founder and Head Teacher of Amadeus Music Academy
Nick Sergienko (Canada)

Nick Sergienko (Canada)

Pianist, Producer, Adjudicator, Founder and Head Teacher of Amadeus Music Academy

Member of the British Columbia Music Teachers Association. Member of the Piano Teachers Federation, Canada. Bachelor and Masters degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Aside from 25 years of teaching experience in the traditions of the Moscow State Conservatory, Nick plays and produces concerts in England, Germany, Austria, France, USA and Canada; both as a soloist and alongside other musicians.

Gergana Argirova (UK)

Gergana Argirova (UK)

Founder of London Music Box, ASD teacher, pianist, music education research.
Gergana Argirova (UK)

Gergana Argirova (UK)

Founder of London Music Box, ASD teacher, pianist, music education research.

Ms. Argirova is the Founding Director of London Music Box and the principle ASD (Autism) piano teacher. Gergana is a pianist and a teacher with over 12 years experience in teaching piano to students of all ages and levels (mainstream and those on the Autism spectrum) in London, United States, Italy, and Bulgaria. Ms. Argirova was born in Bulgaria, attending the National Music School there. Gergana holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Music from the University of Denver, United States. Ms. Argirova has presented internationally and her work has been published in a number of highly respected music education journals.

Melanie Spanswick (United Kingdom)

Melanie Spanswick (United Kingdom)

Pianist, author, teacher, presenter, adjudicator
Melanie Spanswick (United Kingdom)

Melanie Spanswick (United Kingdom)

Pianist, author, teacher, presenter, adjudicator

Melanie Spanswick is a pianist, author, teacher, presenter, and adjudicator. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Performance Studies from the Royal College of Music in London. Her performances include appearances at many of the major UK concert halls; a solo recording and broadcasts on major radio channels. Melanie has taught the piano at Reading University and the Royal College of Music Junior Department,

Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Singer, choir conductor, songwriter, producer
Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Singer, choir conductor, songwriter, producer

Alexa Pol – singer, choir conductor, songwriter, producer, laureate of international festivals-contests, has established herself as a solo artist in the UK, Lithuania, Russia and Israel, performing on prestigious concert stages, such as: O2 Academies in London and etc. In 2010 she received Alexa became the Best Female Act in Classical Rock Radio.

Dev Joshi (UK | India)

Dev Joshi (UK | India)

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer
Dev Joshi (UK | India)

Dev Joshi (UK | India)

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer

Dev Dutt Joshi is a British born artist who has given over 1500 performances over 27 years throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and India. Dev is well versed in many genres of Indian music such as Geet, Bollywood, Ghazal, Bhajan, Qawalli, Sufi and Fusion/ World music. Dev is currently working on his own music and intends to be releasing songs this year (2018).


Rossi Yordanova (Bulgaria)

Rossi Yordanova (Bulgaria)

Vocal coach, composer, songwriter, producer, conductor
Rossi Yordanova (Bulgaria)

Rossi Yordanova (Bulgaria)

Vocal coach, composer, songwriter, producer, conductor

Vocal coach, composer, songwriter, producer, conductor, a founder of the Contemporary Music School "Studio Musika", preparing rock and pop singers, international jury member.

Erika Said (Malta)

Erika Said (Malta)

Director of Erseb Productions
Erika Said (Malta)

Erika Said (Malta)

Director of Erseb Productions

Erika is the Director of Erseb Productions, a company in Malta who have given rise to several talented singers from a young age. She herself is a singer and also an actress, Erika has been a Jury Member in several International Competitions. Erika is the Director of "Arpeggio International - Singers Competition", held in Malta every year in May.

Natalia Kolosova (Russia)

Natalia Kolosova (Russia)

Theatre critic, PhD
Natalia Kolosova (Russia)

Natalia Kolosova (Russia)

Theatre critic, PhD

Natalia is theatre and opera critic and teacher of drama and theatre history. She is the author of the first dissertation in Russia about Lev Dodin and his Maly Drama Theatre and a book about the opera singer Vladimir Galouzine, written in English. Natalia has contributed numerous theatre reviews to Russian and International journals.

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Stage director, producer, actor
Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Stage director, producer, actor

Dimitry Devdariani was born in Tbilisi Georgia, from the very early childhood he fell in love with theatre. He started with puppetry and later moved onto costume design, playwriting and acting. Directing came much later, although his colleagues has often suggested that he should consider it. After moving to London Dimitry gained theatre directing degree at Act Provocateur International and ever since has been actively working as a theatre director. Dimitry has directed classical and contemporary plays, opera, musical as well as radio theatre. Dimitry has also directed his own plays and taught drama to children and adults. Recently Dimitry started to work in film and played a number of cameo parts in several feature films and shorts. He has collaborated with Musica Nova in a capacity of acting tutor. At present he's a director in residence at Goodge Street Experimental Theatre.

Katrina Vasilieva (Russia)

Katrina Vasilieva (Russia)

Dancer, actress, choreographer
Katrina Vasilieva (Russia)

Katrina Vasilieva (Russia)

Dancer, actress, choreographer

Katrina was born in Moscow, Russia. She grew up watching ballet, ice skating and gymnastics on TV, which made a strong impact on Katrina's upbringing. She started dancing at the age of 5 and fell absolutely in love with theatre. She performed for the first time as a snowflake in The Nutcracker.
Her dancing career developed from then and after graduating at the top of the class at the Dancing Academy, Katrina performed in the biggest theatres across the world as a principal dancer of Moisseyev Dance Company. At the same time, she appeared on children TV programs, in films, interviews and photoshoots.
She later appeared in the first ever Russian TV commercial and Pop Videos. After years of touring the world, she has ended up working in London's West End. She lives in the UK now and continues acting and dancing on stage and screen. She is very passionate about her career and considers her self blessed and privileged to work in the most exciting projects and with the best people in the industry.

Irina Mironova (United Kingdom)

Irina Mironova (United Kingdom)

Choreographer
Irina Mironova (United Kingdom)

Irina Mironova (United Kingdom)

Choreographer

Irina Mironova – choreographer, founder and director of the Kalinka Dance School in London.

Natalia Varkentina (Latvia)

Natalia Varkentina (Latvia)

Violinist, orchestral musician, teacher, founder of the Bishops Stortford School of Music
Natalia Varkentina (Latvia)

Natalia Varkentina (Latvia)

Violinist, orchestral musician, teacher, founder of the Bishops Stortford School of Music

Violinist, orchestral musician, teacher, founder of the Bishops Stortford School of Music.

Dimitar Karnolsky (Bulgaria)

Dimitar Karnolsky (Bulgaria)

Composer, teacher, adjudicator, producer
Dimitar Karnolsky (Bulgaria)

Dimitar Karnolsky (Bulgaria)

Composer, teacher, adjudicator, producer

A chairman of the Karnolsky Art Center and son of the famous Bulgarian composer Dimitar Karnolsky. He has been a member of the jury at many international festivals and competitions. He is also a producer of three international festivals: „Orpheus in Italy“, „Magia Italiana“ and „We are the 21st Century". Since 2009 he has been a producer and vocal coach at the vocal studio "Daga". The record "Today is the Day" is his first joint production with Konstantin Angelov, which includes famous Bulgarian musicians, directors and producers.

Maria Veretenina (Estonia)

Maria Veretenina (Estonia)

Singer, dramatic coloratura soprano
Maria Veretenina (Estonia)

Maria Veretenina (Estonia)

Singer, dramatic coloratura soprano

Maria was born in Tallinn, currently she resides in the UK. She is a prizewinner of several prestigious vocal competitions. Maria has performed in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Great Britain and other countries.

Olga Gelfand (Israel)

Olga Gelfand (Israel)

Producer
Olga Gelfand (Israel)

Olga Gelfand (Israel)

Producer

Olga Gelfand – producer “Olga Gelfand Productions”, an organizer of concert programs and festivals, the head of the Israeli delegations at the international festivals "Russian Song" in Moscow, a judge at the International festival-competition "Shine of Stars". Chairman of Association «Moscow» (Israel), member of Coordinating Council of the Compatriots of Russia in Israel.

George Harliono (UK)

George Harliono (UK)

George Harliono (UK)

George Harliono (UK)

Since his concerto debut at the age of 12 George Harliono has performed alongside eminent artists such as Lang Lang and Denis Matsuev and has worked with many renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Evgeny Shestakov and Francesco Milioto.

Liz Dewhurst (UK)

Liz Dewhurst (UK)

The competitions and corporate administrator for EPTA UK
Liz Dewhurst (UK)

Liz Dewhurst (UK)

The competitions and corporate administrator for EPTA UK

Liz Dewhurst is the competitions and corporate administrator for EPTA UK. She also adjudicates local music Eisteddfodau in her home in South Wales.

Konstantin Lapshin (UK)

Konstantin Lapshin (UK)

International concert pianist
Konstantin Lapshin (UK)

Konstantin Lapshin (UK)

International concert pianist

Named “a very special talent” by Murray Perahia, London-based Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin is an accomplished musician with a unique artistic vision. A prize-winner in more than 15 national and international competitions, Konstantin has given performances in all major concert halls of the UK, France and Russia.

Zbigniew Zig Mroz (UK)

Zbigniew Zig Mroz (UK)

Freelance photographer, tutor, consultant
Zbigniew Zig Mroz (UK)

Zbigniew Zig Mroz (UK)

Freelance photographer, tutor, consultant

Famous for his photographs of glass sculptures. He does various photography in a studio or on a location and uses negatives and digital media. Teaches photography at Richmond Adult Community College and works at Kingston University

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Choreographer and Director of Georgian Dance School Pesvebi
Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Choreographer and Director of Georgian Dance School Pesvebi

Shalva Kavtaradze – choreographer, dancer with over 20 years dancing experience. For 8 years he was dancing in the Georgian State Dance group. He has performed in France, Switzerland, England, Italy, Germany, Poland. In August 2000 he has established children dance group “Pesveni” in London. The group performed in many charity events in London.

Timurbek Zhapekov (Kazakhstan)

Timurbek Zhapekov (Kazakhstan)

Director, Producer
Timurbek Zhapekov (Kazakhstan)

Timurbek Zhapekov (Kazakhstan)

Director, Producer

Member of the jury of international competition of young talent Kazakhstan, Belarus, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy.

Information

International Festival of Contemporary Arts
"New Talents World"

9-11 June 2017
“Stars of the Albion” International Festival of Contemporary Arts is an annual event which unites artists from across the world. It is a unique bridge connecting different cultures and in particular those of Russia and Great Britain. The concept of the festival brings a unique combination of different trends in art, introducing the latest tendencies in the world development of performing and artistic culture. The project aims to provide valuable opportunities for young emerging artists to perform alongside established and famous artists.
The project is organised and promoted by the international concert and educational agency Musica Nova Productions, with the support of Musica Nova, the International Academy of Music, a unique bilingual establishment in the UK that combines the best of British and Russian principles of teaching under the patronage of the World Association of Performing Arts (WAPA).
Participation in the festival is open to solo and group performers, ensembles, actors, directors, writers, artists, designers, composers, musicians and dancers. There are two contest rounds within the festival, both of them open to the public. The festival will present a wide spectrum of events including concerts, exhibitions, installations and master classes. The events will take place at the Richmond Adult Community College, “Musica Nova” Academy and the Concert Artistes Association (CAA) (Patrons: Barry Cryer OBE, The Rt. Hon. Lord Moore, Dame Judi Dench) in London. We expect participants from many different parts of the world, including France, Russia, Armenia, Ghana and the UK.
There are no limits to the choice of repertoire. Each contestant in a professional subcategory music can present one or two contrasting compositions for the total duration of up to 90 minutes. Participants in amateur subcategory are required to perform one composition for the total duration of a maximum of 50 minutes.
Participation in this contest is open to artists from 6 years old with no age limit, and is divided into age categories, with two options for participation as amateur or professional performers. All styles and genres can be presented for the competition programme.
The Festival will celebrate the Year of Science and Education between Great Britain and Russia. A valuable prize has been allocated for the best performance in the Russian language or for a piece of music written by a Russian composer.
The adjudication panel is comprised of famous theatre directors, theatre critics, artists, musicians, composers, producers, choreographers and international judges. We look forward to welcoming you to our events and to some extraordinary discoveries!
Further information is available from www.starsofthealbion.org.uk
Applications deadline:
15 May 2017 (international contestants)
21 May 2017 (national contestants)
Disciplines:
• Musical Theatre
• Drama
• One-person show (long form monologue, stand-up comedy, magic show)
• Pantomime & Dance Theatre
• Performance in Fine Art
• Performance in crafts
• Short film and animation
• Performance in photography
• Music. Singing (classical, contemporary, folk) Instrumental playing (solo and ensemble)
• Dance
Age category: Children from 6 y.o. & Adults, no age limit. Groups, ensemble and solo performers.

Registration Form (Download)

5th International Performing Arts Festival & Competition London

Dates: 16 - 18 February 2018

Disciplines:
• Singing (classical, contemporary, folk)
• Instrumental playing (solo and ensemble)
• Dance (ballet, modern, historical dance, street-dance)
• Music theatre
• Fringe theatre
• One man show
• Performance in Fine Art
• Performance in Photography

Age category: Children from 6 y.o. & adults, no age limit.

Applications deadline: 10 February 2018

     “Stars of the Albion” international performing arts festival & competition is the annual event which joins young extraordinary talented musicians and dancers from across the world. The project forms a unique bridge connecting different cultures and in particular of Russia and Great Britain. It aims to provide valuable opportunities for young emerging artists to perform, learn, communicate and develop.
     The project is organised and promoted by Musica Nova, the International Academy of Music, a unique bilingual establishment in the UK that combines the best of British and Russian principles of teaching. It is held under the Patronage of the World Association of Performing Arts (WAPA) and is supported by the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo and Embassy of Russian Federation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
    The 4th international performing arts festival & competition “Stars of the Albion. Maslenitsa” will be held on 16 - 18 February 2018 in London. It consists of two Rounds. The first one is based on video recordings (DVD/YouTube). The second Round is opened to the public and is held at the concert hall of Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, at the Musica Nova Academy and at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre in Central London. 44 soloists and 5 ensembles will be selected to come to London to participate in the II round. We expect participants from Great Britain, Russia, Bulgaria, Malta, Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Germany to participate in the competition.
     Participation in this contest is open to artists from 6 years old with no age limit and is divided between age categories, with two options of participation as amateur or professional performers. All styles and genres can be presented for the competition programme.
This year the event will be held during one of the major Russian traditional festival’s called “Maslenitsa”. A valuable prize has been allocated for the best performance of music by a Russian composer and for the best vocal performance in Russian language.
The adjudication panel is comprised of famous musicians, composers, producers and artists, international judges.
We are looking forward to welcome you to our events to extraordinary discoveries of the “Stars of the Albion” project!
Registration Form (Download)


*venues and times may be changed
3-5 January 2018 - 1st Round by audio/video recordings (international participants)
24-25 January 2018 - 1st Round by audio/video recordings (national participants)
14 - 15 February 2018 - arrival of international participants.
Friday, 16 February 2018
18.30 - Meeting with participants, running order draw.
19.30 - Opening night and concert of laureates of “Stars of the Albion” 2013 – 2016. Address of the venue: 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED.

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11.00-18.00  1st day of the 2nd Round of the competition (music | dance), master classes & excursion (optional), free time, cultural programme. Address of the venue: 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED.
Sunday, 18 February 2018, 11.00–14.00   2nd day of the 2nd Round of the competition (music | dance), excursions (optional). In the evening - awards ceremony and the Gala concert with participation of winners and celebrity guest artists. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House and Theatre, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT
Monday, 19 February 2018 - departure.

“Stars of the Albion”
A free choice of repertoire and languages.
For participants applying for the "Maslenitsa" award and performance prize each song in both rounds should be performed in Russian or to be written by a Russian composer.
Russian Romance nomination. A repertoire in both rounds should include one classical and one “Old Russian Style” [Starinnyi Russkii romance] or Gypsy Romance.
All compositions should be performed from memory and on the original language.
“Stars of the Albion. New Talents World”
A free choice of repertoire and languages.

The contestants at all rounds will be judged by well-known artists, musicians and representatives of media.
Winners of the “Stars of the Albion. New Talents World” will be invited to perform at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre with London Youth Orchestra.

DANCE maximum 40 points (1 – 10)
• Performance – technique, style, relevance of the repertoire performed to the age criteria of participant.
• Artistic expression, interpretation.
• Choreography
• Stage presentation, costume, attitude.

SINGING maximum 40 points (1 – 10)
• Technique – pitch and intonation, tone colour and tone quality, sound projection and microphone technique (contemporary style).
• Artistic interpretation, expression and musicianship.
• Choice of repertoire, difficulty level.
• Stage presentation, costume, attitude.

INSTRUMENTAL 40 points (1 – 10)
• Performance technique, intonation (n/a for piano), quality of tone and virtuosity.
• Artistic interpretation, expression and character, musicianship.
• Choice of repertoire and difficulty level.
• Stage presentation, attitude.

DRAMA 40 points (1 – 10)
Small forms, mono theatrical plays.
• Performance mastership – development of the theme, quality of artistic interpretation.
• Culture of performance – technique, articulation, movement, stage presentation.
• Scenery, stage decorations, costumes.

Short film and animation
• Script, directing, acting, cinematography, editing, construction, special effects, music, costumes, make up and hair styles, impact on audience.

Performance in Photography
• Concept, originality, artistic quality, composition, construction, use of light, expressiveness, costumes, make up and hairstyle.

Performance in crafts 
• Conception, use of material, originality of the piece's form, quality of the technique, expressiveness, impact on the audience..

Theatre in Fine Art 
• Сomposition, conception, use of colour, use of line, general technique, expressiveness, impact on the audience.

• £500 - Grand Prix.
• I place – Golden trophy and cash prize of £70.
• II place – Silver trophy.
• III place – Bronze trophy.
• £100 - A special prize for the best performance/composition on music by a Russian composer.
• Concert prizes (performances throughout the year) are awarded to the Grand Prix winner and laureates of the 1st and 2nd places.
• “Maslenitsa Performance Prize” nominated by Ensemble Productions to take part in the Gala concert pf the “Maslenitsa” International Festival of Russian Culture in London.
• Special prizes for the best dance/vocal number or choreography/ costume/ stage presence.
• A “Young Future Talent of Stars of the Albion” Diploma for the youngest contestant.
• Diploma of appreciation to teachers and directors.

1. All works must be performed from the memory except the ensemble category.
2. The competitors (except pianists) may bring their own accompanists, and, if so, must mention it in the application form. Alternatively, the Org. Committee can provide accompanists.
3. Participants are allowed to participate in several nominations.
4. Selected participants will receive awards in accordance with all listed nominations and age categories.
5. The adjudicators reserve the right not to award 1-3 prizes to competitors if they consider that the level of participants is not suitable for awarding the prize.
6. The selected participants, winners of the contest will be invited to perform at the final Gala concert.
7. The Adjudicators’ decision is final.
Technical requirements:
1. Participants must provide quality instrumental accompaniment on CD/MD bearers or live accompaniment.
2. Every recording should be presented on a separate bearer with the indication of the piece title, name of the lyricist, composer as well as the name of the contestant or a group of contestants and duration of the piece.
3. It is not acceptable for singers to perform with the pre-recorded singing backing track.
4. The representatives of each country provide also a national flag (105 – 70 cm).
Based on the marks scored, each participant will be awarded diplomas & prizes.

Registration fee*

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
£50 – registration fee per person (solo category), £35 per person (2 – 4 people), £30 per person (for group of 5 and more people)
£15 – ticket to the final Gala concert and awards ceremony
£30 – video recording of gala show
£25 – photographs
£20 – rehearsal with the staff accompanist (30 minutes)
Accommodation in the 3* hotel (from £400 for 4 nights).

Free of charge rehearsal studio**

Special package: £400 for 4 nights (including registration fee, accommodation in the 3* hotel with breakfast, a free entry to all festival events). As per request of the participant we can organize transfer to and from the hotel to the airport/ train station and an individual program of your stay in London. Travel expenses to / from UK and travel insurance are the sole responsibility of the participant.

NATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
£30 per person (solo category), £15 per person (2-4 people), £10 per person (5 and more people)
£15 - registration fee for RACC students per participant
£15 – ticket to the final Gala concert and awards ceremony
£30 – video recording of gala show
£25 – photographs
£20 – rehearsal with the staff accompanist (30 minutes)
Accommodation in the hotel
Free of charge rehearsal studio**

Additionally:
Music/Dance/Drama Master Classes (£50.00 per person in category solo and £30.00 for members of ensembles or groups).

*Registration fee is non-refundable.

26 - 28 February 2016
"Stars of the Albion" as a bridge between the cultures of Russia and Britain
The 3rd international contest of performing arts “Stars of the Albion” took place in London on 26 – 28 February 2016. The festival was organised by the Russian-British Academy "Musica Nova" with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK and Russian Community Council in the UK.
The “Stars of the Albion” contest is the annual event which joins young extraordinary talented musicians, dancers and actors. The project forms a unique bridge connecting different cultures and in particular of Russia and Great Britain. It aims to provide valuable opportunities for young emerging artists to perform, learn, communicate and develop.
Only 45 contestants (soloists and ensembles) have been selected by the organizing committee to participate in the second round. Audience According to the Head of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK Mr. Anton Chesnokov: "The jury had a difficult task selecting the best of the best, and we really witnessed how our eyes lighted new stars, the Stars of Albion." Being a perfect opportunity for participants to explore each other culture and traditions, the Festival program was meticulously organised and provided young artists with a busy schedule comprised of performances, master classes with distinguished contemporary artists as well as a cultural program.
Talented artists representing the UK, Russia, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Israel and Georgia came to London to participate in the event. For three days the audience had the opportunity to enjoy their vocal, dance and instrumental performances held at various prestigious concert halls in Central London.
This year in the jury worked outstanding artists, musicians, singers, instrumentalists and composers: HSH Princess Natalia G. Eromina-Yousoupoff (UK), Count Pierre Cheremetieff (France), Arman Gukasyan (Armenia), Simone Spagnolo (Italy), Lenny Lawrence (Italy), Melanie Spanswick (UK), Alla Komarova (Russia), Alexa Pol (UK), Polina Prutskova (UK), Daniel Keating Roberts (UK) and Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia). The Patron of the festival is the people's artist of Russia singer Valeri Aliev.
The Gala concert of the festival was a grand, dynamic show, to reveal a stunningly high level of mastery of the participants and, therefore, a serious level of music education in the UK, Russia and European countries, who presented their talents in this competition. The winners, guests and participants of the gala concert welcomed HSH Princess Natalia G. Eromina-Yousoupoff, Count Pierre Cheremetieff, Arman Gukasyan (Armenia), the press secretary of the Russian Embassy Konstantin Shlykov and the Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah, who addressed the audience.
Thanks to sponsorship of "Britain Business Consulting", the prize fund of the festival increased to £1250, and the winners of the competition received diplomas, memorable gifts and prizes, including the Grand Prix for £500 received by Seraphim Murzyukov (Russia). Several special prizes, participants received from the World Association for the Performing Arts, as a special prize "Stars of Albion" is the opportunity to perform in the gala show of the international festival "Maslenitsa" at the stage of Milton Court Hall (Barbican center) at 13 March 2016.
For any artist this competition is very important. This is not only a chance to win diplomas and prizes, but also is the possibility of communication, development, expansion of musical and intellectual horizons. It is a platform for the growth and development of the artistic beginning, the opportunity to compete with other talents to perform at the big stage in front of strict professional jury recommendations from well-known musicians, master classes and invaluable experience, staying in a creative mind. The next international competition will be held in 23 – 26 February 2017, applications will be accepted until 1 February 2017.Detailed information on the competition website www.starsofthealbion.org.uk

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Letter from the deputy of the State Duma

THE STATE DUMA FEDERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OF THE SIXTH CONVOCATION
State Duma deputy

Dear friends!

I cordially greet the participants and organizers of the International Festival Competition Performing Arts "Stars of Albion. Maslenitsa "! From ancient times to the present day is a fair idea of ​​Plato : "Music inspires the world, provides the soul wings, contributes to the flight of the imagination." And in this harsh world music remains a miracle cure to attract good and beauty. I am convinced: the pursuit of cultural development of human must unite the efforts of all of society - individuals, cultural and educational institutions, public organizations and government representatives.
I am sure that our joint work aimed at familiarizing the arts, education and public awareness, will facilitate the movement of the world to new heights of development.
I cordially thank the organizers of this festival of art - those who create spiritual values, who helps people appreciate and understand the beauty. So let accompany you good luck and in the conquest of life peaks, and the talent and hard work you have sown grain will give good seedlings!

Yours faithfully,
Oleg Smolin,
First Deputy Chairman of the Education Committee, Russian State Duma 2016



Dear organisers,
I am writing to express our gratitude for organisation of All Britain Youth Festival-Contest of Performing Arts "Stars of the Albion".
Participation in your project was a wonderful experience for us. We are looking forward to our future co-operation and will be delighted to take part in any cultural events you may organise.

Yours sincerely
Viktoria
Matryoshki UK Team

The Stars Of The Albion Festival is a great opportunity for musicians, singers and dancers to show their talents in a real, vivid competition for the first place against other worthy competitors. It is also organised in the capital of England which gives the participants an opportunity to perform on a big stage for the talented youth of the world. A huge thank you to all the people that organised this great festival. It gave my son an opportunity to earn his first cash prize in a competition. The sum has pleasantly surprised us.

Marina (parent)

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