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Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019.

6th International Performing Arts Festival & Competition
1-3 March 2019
Applications deadline: 20 February 2019 (international and national participants)

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International Performing Arts Festival and Summer School

A World of New Talents. United Kingdom. London.
9-12 July 2019
Course structure: music (singing and instrumental), arts, performances.
Applications deadline: 1 May 2019

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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 2019. 6th International Performing Arts Festival & Competition. London. 
Dates: 1-3 March 2019
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: 20 February 2019

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Stars of the Albion” international performing arts festival & competition is the annual event which joins young extraordinary talented musicians, dancers, actors and artists 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 Russian Culture Centre in London.
The 6th international performing arts festival & competition “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019” will be held on 1-3 March 2019 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 venues across London with the final Gala concert of winners and celebrity guests held at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner Theatre in central London. 45 soloists, 20 theatre and dance groups will be selected to come to London to participate in the I round. This year we are expecting a spectacular display of diverse talents from across the world. Participants from the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Israel, Malta, France, Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia will take part in the programme.
Participation in the contest is open to artists from 6 years old with no age limit and is divided between 5 age categories with 2 options of participation as amateur or professional performers. All styles and genres can be presented for the competition program. 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.
The programme will comprise workshops, competition, performances as well as excursions and a cultural programme to explore London. Events are held in prestigious venues in central London with professional sound and lighting equipment and stage production.
A TOTAL PRIZE FUND: £2500
We are looking forward to welcome you to our events & 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.

Singing

David Serero (USA) Chair

David Serero (USA) Chair

Baritone and Actor
David Serero (USA) Chair

David Serero (USA) Chair

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 

Ron Tom (United Kingdom)

Ron Tom (United Kingdom)

Legendary producer, manager
Ron Tom (United Kingdom)

Ron Tom (United Kingdom)

Legendary producer, manager

Legendary producer, manager: Sugarbabes, All Saints, Mark Morris on Gabrielle Sinead O’Conner West London Notting Hill Road metamorphosis records, worked with all the major labels: Sony, EMI, singed as a writer, artist development and consultant, studio owner.

Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Singer-songwriter, producer, vocal coach, official UK representative of "Slavianski Bazaar Vitebsk"
Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Alexa Pol (United Kingdom)

Singer-songwriter, producer, vocal coach, official UK representative of "Slavianski Bazaar Vitebsk"

Alexa Pol - singer, songwriter and producer. Her songs are regularly on air on Eastern European and Russian radio stations hitting TOP 50 ITunes sales. Alexa regularly performs in prestigious European and Russian venues. In 2019 she became an official UK representative of International singers contest "Slavianski Bazaar Vitebsk".

Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”
Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”

President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”, a cavalier of the world order the “CREDO AD ASTRA”, a member of jury of international festivals in Greece, Georgia and Montenegro-choreographer-producer.

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.

Dimitar Jr. Karnolsky (Bulgaria)

Dimitar Jr. Karnolsky (Bulgaria)

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

Dimitar Jr. 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.

Olga Druzhinina (USA)

Olga Druzhinina (USA)

Vocal coach, pianist, director
Olga Druzhinina (USA)

Olga Druzhinina (USA)

Vocal coach, pianist, director

Vocal coach, pianist, director

Natalia Skapets (Republic of Belaruss)

Natalia Skapets (Republic of Belaruss)

Producer, vocal coach, director of educational centre, composer
Natalia Skapets (Republic of Belaruss)

Natalia Skapets (Republic of Belaruss)

Producer, vocal coach, director of educational centre, composer

Founder and director of the educational and production centre, Magister of pedagogy, composer and producer. Founder and director of the International Performing Arts Festival «Зорныя кветкi». A member of the international festival association (WAFA).

Evgeniya Shor (Israel)

Evgeniya Shor (Israel)

Choirmaster, Vocal Teacher, Composer and a Public Figure
Evgeniya Shor (Israel)

Evgeniya Shor (Israel)

Choirmaster, Vocal Teacher, Composer and a Public Figure

She is repeatedly awarded with diplomas for her great contribution to the development of children's and youth's creativity skills and for a high pedagogical skills. Winner of the award Person of the year in the category "The best in his/her profession" and she was awarded the title "Teacher of the year". Evgenia Shor has a certificate and is a member of the international jury in Israel, Hungary, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Italy, Belarus, Latvia and other countries.

Alfia Karimova (Kazakhstan)

Alfia Karimova (Kazakhstan)

The prima of Astana Opera Theatre
Alfia Karimova (Kazakhstan)

Alfia Karimova (Kazakhstan)

The prima of Astana Opera Theatre

Alfia Karimova is the leading soloist of Astana Opera, Honored Artist of Bashkortostan, winner of about 30 international and All-Russian competitions, winner of “The Opera Ball Award-2015”, jury member of international competitions, teacher, toured in Europe, Asia, America, and CIS countries. In 2013, Alfia Karimova performed with a large solo project in Ufa, on the stage of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater.

Athenα Savvidou (Greece)

Athenα Savvidou (Greece)

Voice coach, pianist, director of music school
Athenα Savvidou (Greece)

Athenα Savvidou (Greece)

Voice coach, pianist, director of music school

International voice coach, pianist, director of music school in Perea, Thessaloniki. Her students are winners of prestigious international festivals and awards.

Instrumental

Melanie Spanswick (UK) Chair

Melanie Spanswick (UK) Chair

Pianist, author, teacher, presenter, adjudicator
Melanie Spanswick (UK) Chair

Melanie Spanswick (UK) Chair

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,

Constance An Chi HSIEH (China)

Constance An Chi HSIEH (China)

Violinist, tutor, adjudicator
Constance An Chi HSIEH (China)

Constance An Chi HSIEH (China)

Violinist, tutor, adjudicator

Constance AN CHI HSIEH is an emerging violinist with a rich experience as violin instructor from Taiwan based in Beijing now. She taught at the Central Conservatory of China (the Academy of Continue Education), gave master classes across Asia, and several times was invited by the organization of China Talent Professional Ability Test and Talented Professional Competition of Asia to Chair the adjudication board of string department.

Evelina Batey (Malta)

Evelina Batey (Malta)

Evelina Batey (Malta)

Evelina Batey (Malta)

Molly Rebecca Da Gama (UK)

Molly Rebecca Da Gama (UK)

Classical composer, producer
Molly Rebecca Da Gama (UK)

Molly Rebecca Da Gama (UK)

Classical composer, producer

Dance, Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble, Musical Theatre

Katrina Vasilieva (Russia) Chair

Katrina Vasilieva (Russia) Chair

Dancer, actress, choreographer
Katrina Vasilieva (Russia) Chair

Katrina Vasilieva (Russia) Chair

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.

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Shalva Kavtaradze (Georgia)

Сhoreographer, director of PESVEBI, dance ensemble

Aaron Dwyer (United Kingdom)

Aaron Dwyer (United Kingdom)

Creative Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Founder & CEO of the London Dance Company
Aaron Dwyer (United Kingdom)

Aaron Dwyer (United Kingdom)

Creative Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Founder & CEO of the London Dance Company

Choreographed many productions including: The Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Elliot, R.E.N.T, Spring Awakening and Summer Holiday.
In the US he danced in three spectacular shows: i-broadway, Celebrate the World and Boogie Wonderland. Established the London Dance Company to provide a one stop professional dance company to cater for any event or demand, and making dance accessible to everybody, from a professional to an absolute beginner. Aaron’s real passion has always been choreography and teaching.

Olga Tkhruni (UK)

Olga Tkhruni (UK)

Olga Tkhruni (UK)

Olga Tkhruni (UK)

Olga graduated as a classical dancer from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. For over 22 years she danced at the Kirov/Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. She is a qualified dance teacher with RBS and a fitness instructor in the UK.

Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”
Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

Sandra Lisovskaya (Ukraine)

President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”

President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”, a cavalier of the world order the “CREDO AD ASTRA”, a member of jury of international festivals in Greece, Georgia and Montenegro-choreographer-producer.

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Stage director, producer, actor
Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Stage director, producer, actor

Performance in Fine Art & Photography

Natalia Kolosova (UK) Chair

Natalia Kolosova (UK) Chair

Theatre critic, PhD
Natalia Kolosova (UK) Chair

Natalia Kolosova (UK) Chair

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.

Pavel Soro (UK) Chair

Pavel Soro (UK) Chair

Photographer
Pavel Soro (UK) Chair

Pavel Soro (UK) Chair

Photographer

Owner at www.pavelsoro.com and www.sorofilm.com

Gulnara Mahmudova (UK)

Gulnara Mahmudova (UK)

Artist and illustrator
Gulnara Mahmudova (UK)

Gulnara Mahmudova (UK)

Artist and illustrator

Independent artist and illustrator from an Eastern European background of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Specialising in fine art, with lots of experience in the art industry, Gulnara has now become an art teacher. Having held multiple exhibitions in the past years, she is now planning on showing her latest work in the upcoming one.

Natalia Jezova (UK)

Natalia Jezova (UK)

Artist
Natalia Jezova (UK)

Natalia Jezova (UK)

Artist

Natalia Jezova is a UK based artist. Born in Russia but has spent the last twenty years working in the UK. She communicates in a wide variety of media including photography, film and installation. Natalia's art has been exhibited internationally, and addresses cultural memory, identity and gender issues. She is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London.
www.nataliajezova.com


Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Stage director, producer, actor
Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Dmitriy Devdariani (Georgia)

Stage director, producer, actor
Rebecca Rebeka Driffield (United Kingdom)

Rebecca Rebeka Driffield (United Kingdom)

Figurative and portrait painter
Rebecca Rebeka Driffield (United Kingdom)

Rebecca Rebeka Driffield (United Kingdom)

Figurative and portrait painter

Rebecca Driffield is an international award- winning figurative and portrait painter based in Paris, France.

Information

International Performing Arts Festival & Summer School
"A World of New Talents"

United Kingdom. London. 9-12 July 2019 
Course structure: music (singing and instrumental), arts, performances.
Applications deadline: 1 May 2019   

Our past international course and performing arts festival took place between 9 -12 July 2018 at the Musica Nova Academy. It had a great success and a very positive feedback. Young artists from China alongside with British and Russian young musicians and artists took part in it. The course finished with a spectacular gala concert themed "Every Child is an Artist" dedicated to the International Children's Creativity Day at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK with young Chinese guests performing alongside with winners of the international festival and competition "Stars of the Albion 2018" from Great Britain, Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria and professors from Beijing String Academy and Musica Nova Academy in London. 

A World of New Talents. Registration form (Download)


Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019. General information.

Dates: 1-3 March 2019
Age category: Children from 6 y.o. & adults, no age limit  
Applications deadline: 20 February 2019 (international and national participants) 

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

     “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 leading bilingual establishment in London to offer music education to children (from 4 years old) and adults from early start to advanced professional level. It is held under the Patronage of the World Association of Performing Arts (WAPA). 
    The 6th international performing arts festival & competition “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019” will be held on 1-3 March 2019 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 concert venues across London with the final Gala concert of winners and celebrity guests at the prestigious Britten Theatre in central London.
45 soloists and 20 theatre and dance groups will be selected to come to London to participate in the II round. This year we are expecting participants from United Kingdom, Russia, France, USA, Canada, Israel, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Philippines, India, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Ghana 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 at the beginning of the “Maslenitsa”, one of the major traditional spring festival’s in Russia. A valuable prize has been allocated for the best performances based on music by Russian composers. 
The adjudication panel is comprised of famous musicians, composers, producers and artists, international judges. 
A TOTAL PRIZE FUND: £2500
We are looking forward to welcome you to our events 
& to extraordinary discoveries of the “Stars of the Albion” project!

Registration Form (Download)


17-21 December 2018 - 1st Round by audio/video recordings (international participants) 
25-28 January 2019 - 1st Round by audio/video recordings (national participants)

Thursday, 28 February 2019 - arrival

Friday, 1 March 2019
18.30 - Opening Night of “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019”
Featuring outstanding young talents, laureates of “Stars of the Albion” festivals and distinguished international musicians, adjudicators of the competition:
Venue address: Concert Artistes' Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP (venue is a subject of confirmation)

Saturday, 2 March 2019
11.00-18.00 1st day of the 2nd Round of the competition
(music: vocal, instrumental | dance), master classes & excursion (optional), free time, cultural programme.
Venues: Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo | Russia House in the UK, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED
Musica Nova Academy, 88 Cromer Street WC1H 8DG
19.00 – 21.00 Evening concert of a celebrity jury member
Venue address: Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo | Russia House in the UK
37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED

Sunday, 3 March 2019, 10.00–16.00 2nd day of the 2nd Round of the competition (music | dance solo and ensembles, theatre, performing arts competition)

18.30-21.00 AWARDS CEREMONY & GALA CONCERT

Of winners of the “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019” 6th International Performing Arts Festival & Competition

With the participation of celebrity guest artists and ensembles. Venue address: Britten Theatre, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS (venue is a subject of confirmation)

Monday, 4 March 2019 - 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. 
The repertoire may include a classical or "The Old Russian Style" (Starinnyi Russkii) 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.
Requirements for a maximum total duration of compositions performed: 

Dance: 6 minutes  
Singers: 8 minutes 

Instrumentalists: 
Amateur category - 12 minutes (a minimum duration is 5 minutes), 
Professional category - 20-22 minutes 
Theaters: 25-27 minutes 
One Man Show: 15 minutes
Performance in Fine Art and Performance in Photography
-Artistic embroidery, macrame decoration
-Decorative and applied art and crafts
-Painting (oil, watercolor, gouache, pastel, mixed technique)
-Drawing
-Photography

Each piece can be no larger than 75 x 85 inches (192 x 218 centimeters). 
Diptych, Triptych: A work made up of multiple pieces can be up to 168 inches (427 centimeters) wide, as long as each part is no larger than 75 x 85 inches (192 x 218 centimeters).
All of the images that you will be submitting are images of original artwork created by yourself or are artworks created by an artist who authorized you to submit the images on his/her behalf.
We will have the right to publish and retain images of your artwork selected by the jurors on our website and other advertising channels to promote future competitions and your artwork. 
1st Round. A maximum of 6 images, a minimum of 3.
Based on digital images sent to us with the following specifications:
Each image must be at least 72 dpi and 200 KB.
The shortest side of the image must be at least 338 pixels. 
All entries must be JPG format.
Each image should not exceed 5MB and should be smaller than 7500 x 7500 pixels.
2nd Round. A maximum of 3 works.
If you are selected to the second round, your work must be framed or stretched. You are responsible for the cost of this if the work arrives unframed/unstretched. Framed work must be framed in a similar manner; the frames do not have to be identical, but they must be very similar. It is your responsibility to make sure that your artwork is adequately wired and ready to hang.  
The applicant is liable for all costs in connection with insurance, postage, transportation to and from competition venue(s), preparation of their works for an exhibition.  


The contestants at all rounds will be judged by well-known artists, musicians and representatives of media.
Winners of the "Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2019" will be invited to perform at the final Gala concert with participation of celebrity guest artists.

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 PERFORMANCE 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.

FRINGE THEATRE, MUSIC THEATRE, ONE MAN SHOW 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.

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

Compelling idea 
• Creativity/ originality, Composition, Communication and emotional impact, Design principles/Technique (craftsmanship)

• £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 of the “Maslenitsa” International Festival of Russian Culture in London.
• A SPECIAL STAR PRIZE - a separate category of participation for those singers wishing to further compete to represent GB at the "Slaviansky Bazar" international singing contest 2019 in Belorussia.
• Special prizes for the best dance/vocal number or choreography / costume / stage presence.
• Special prizes and diplomas for the best artistic work and the best photography.
• A “Young Future Talent of Stars of the Albion” Diploma for the youngest contestant.
• Diploma of appreciation to teachers and directors.
• All participants will receive Diplomas and memorable presents.

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 a quality backing track on USB flash drive or live accompaniment. It is required to send all backing tracks at least 2 weeks prior to the competition to starsofthealbion@gmail.com.
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*: Registration fee is non-refundable.

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
* £60 – registration fee per person (solo category), £35 per person (2 – 4 people), £20 per person (for group of 5 and more people)
* £25 – ticket to the final Gala concert and awards ceremony
* £tbc as requested by participant – video recording of gala show
* £40 – photographs
* £30 – rehearsal with the staff accompanist (30 minutes)
* Accommodation in the 3* or 4* hotel (from £390 for 4 nights) with continental breakfast.
* Transfers from/to the airport – from £120
Free of charge rehearsal studio**
Special package: £500 for 4 nights (including registration fee, accommodation in the 3* hotel with continental breakfast (4* with additional fee of £15 per night), half day excursion in Central London.
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
* £40 per person (solo category), £25 per person (2-4 people), £15 per person (5 and more people)
* £20-£25 – ticket to the final Gala concert and awards ceremony
* £tbc – video recording of gala show
* £40 – photographs
* £30 – 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).
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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)

Our partners

Principal Partner Musica Nova
Principal Partner Matryoshka
Principal Partner Россотрудничество
Principal Partner Russian Community Council
Principal Partner Slavyanskiy Bazar
Principal Partner Kartina tv
Principal Partner ISM
Principal Partner Stolle
Principal Partner Svoi
Principal partner WAPA
Principal Partner Tour Service Ltd
Principal Partner Pavitra
Awards Sponsor Britannia Business Solutions
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Media Partner Business Курьер
Media Partner Angliya
Media Partner Пульс Uk
Media Partner Russia Profile
General Partner Russian Voluntary Bureau
Catering Partner Tamada

Contacts

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Address:

88 Cromer Street Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 8DG

Tel:

Tel: +44 (0) 207 833 0502
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 845 890 1377
Mob: +44 (0) 783 234 1745

"Musica Nova"
International Academy of Music

www.musicanova.org.uk