18 April 2022 at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre in Central London
18 April 2022 at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre in Central London
It is our pleasure to announce the 9th edition of "Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2022" international performing arts festival & competition. This unique multicultural project joins musicians, dancers and artists from across the world and provides valuable opportunities for young emerging artists to showcase their talent as well as to enhance technical and performance skills, to establish and develop their career. It is organised by Musica Nova Productions Agency & Academy under the Patronage of the World Association of Performing Arts (WAPA) and is promoted by Stars of the Albion Ltd Foundation.
The programme includes 2 rounds of the competition (online and live formats), opening and final awards ceremony and gala concert of winners of the competition. We also plan a series of master classes and workshops by distinguished artists. Laureates of the competition will get an opportunity to perform at one of prestigious concert venues in London and online.
Our past events attracted young generation of emerging talented artists as well as so many established professional performers from across the world. 2021 saw a fantastic display of talents from over 25 countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Israel, China, Greece, Portugal, Argentina, Malta, Philippines, Algeria, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, Latvia, Republic of Belarus, Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Macedonia. 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 in the capacity of either as amateur or professional performers. All styles and genres can be presented for the competition programme. There are no repertoire restrictions. It is expected that each participant will perform two contrasting compositions. It is expected that each participant will perform two contrasting compositions.
There are two rounds: the 2nd round is judged by world celebrity artists, distinguished musicians, professional art collectors, gallery owners and painters.
Singing competition will be chaired by the legendary Marina Andrusenko (Russia). She is a chief editor of famous TV talent shows (Voice, Voice Kids etc) on major TV channel in Russia.
Konstantin Lapshin (UK) will be the Head of Instrumental Performance jury. Konstantin is a famous pianist, professor of the Royal College of Music, Doctor of Music.
Our Composition nomination will be judged by famous Italian composer, arranger, producer Leonardo Di Lorenzo and celebrity musician and producer Mr. Ron Tom (UK).
A great team of international professional artists chaired by Ms Jurita AGSA, a
Chief Executive at Lady Ju Gallery, UK will judge Visual Arts nomination.
Dance and Circus show will be chaired by the famous Ukrainian producer, dancer, festival organiser Sandra Lisovskaya.
All participants will receive Diplomas, trophies, awards as well as a feedback from our distinguished judges.
TOTAL PRIZE FUND: £2000
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 9th International Performing Arts Competition “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2022” & to extraordinary discoveries of the project!
Singing (classical, contemporary, musical theatre).
Soloists and ensembles up to 12 people and choirs.
Instrumental playing (classical, folk, jazz).
Soloists, ensembles up to 12 people.
Composition (solo & group).
Ballet, modern, folk.
Soloists, ensembles up to 12 people and groups.
Performance in Fine Art, photography, short documentary films.
Acrobatics, gymnastics, equilibristic, juggling, clowns, illusion.
Age category: Children from 6 y.o. & adults, no age limit
1st Round (online): 1 October 2021
2nd Round (online & offline): 2 - 5 October 2021
Saturday, 2 October 2021 @ 5pm UK Time
- Online Zoom meeting. Q & A.
Opening Night of “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2021”
Featuring online concert premier of Stars of the Albion Judges.
2 - 5 October 2021
- Online Competitions. All nominations.
- Online Master classes – Artist management and UK music industry.
UK music diplomas online. Introduction to Music
education and educational programmes.
Sunday, 10 October 2021 @ 5pm UK Time
- Virtual tour: London and Royal Windsor.
- Awards Ceremony & Online Gala Concert of winners and laureates with participation of judges.
*Please note: there might be slight alterations in dates and venues.
Based on the ratings put forward by the jury on a 10-point scale, the Org. Committee determines the winners of the first, second and third places, as well as the Grand Prix of the Competition.
• £1000 in total Grand Prix – 4 monetary prizes of £250 each per Discipline.
• I place – Golden trophy and Diploma.
• II place – Silver trophy and Diploma.
• III place – Bronze trophy and Diploma.
• I place Diploma of Participation.
• II place Diploma of Participation.
• III place Diploma of Participation.
- A special prize for the best performance/choreography on music by the 20th-21st
- Concert prizes (performances throughout the year) are awarded to the Grand Prix winner and laureates of the 1st and 2nd places.
- Special Diploma and “Star Lyre” award for the best dance/vocal number/ choreography / costume and stage presence.
- Special Diploma and award for the best artistic work and photography.
- Special Diploma and award for the best short film script.
- “Audience Prize” / “Jury Prize” for the best performance / work.
- A “Young Future Talent of Stars of the Albion” Diploma for the youngest contestant.
- Diploma of appreciation to teachers and directors.
- Diploma of participant for every contestant.
Every discipline is subdivided between age categories. Based on the jury recommendation, the Organisers reserve the right not to award any places in a category.
The programme of the final Gala Show will be based on recommendations by members of the adjudication panel. The jury’s decision is a final one and should not be disputed.
A free choice of repertoire within the required total duration limit. Each contestant should perform two contrasting compositions. It is compulsory for Singers to include one of the songs in English. The second song can be performed on any language of the world. A written translation should be provided to the jury prior to performance if a song is to be performed in any language other than English.
All compositions should be performed from memory and in the original language. You can resubmit same compositions for the 1st and 2nd rounds.
It is important that all the recordings should be of the highest possible quality and in a landscape format only.
For the 1st round (at the time of submission of the application form) please provide us with the YouTube link to your performances. For the 2nd round each participant will be required to submit a perfect quality video recording by WeTransfer or Google Drive.
Requirements for maximum total duration of compositions performed:
Individual participants and groups, its possible to participate in more than one nomination.
SINGING: 7 minutes
Notes for offline auditions:
DANCE: 4 minutes
Each participant should present a video recording of two compositions of their own choice. Any genre/style, can be instrumental/ vocal. If written to a lyrics, please submit also a general translation of the song in English. Total duration is up to 10 minutes.
VISUAL ARTS: Performance in Fine Art, Photography, Short documentary film
- Artistic embroidery, macrame decoration
- Decorative and applied arts and crafts
- Painting (oil, watercolour, gouache, pastel, mixed technique)
- Drawing (graphics)
All the images that you will be submitting are images of original artwork created by yourself or are the artwork created by an artist who authorized you to submit the images on his/her behalf and should be sent in a JPG format. 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.
A maximum of 6 images, a minimum of 3.
Based on digital images sent to us with the following specifications:
CIRCUS SHOW: minimum 4 minutes, maximum 8 minutes
All types of circus art, except: performances with animals, use of fire.
• Composition, choice of repertoire, matching the repertoire with the age characteristics of the performer.
• Performing skills – style and technique, the culture of performance, musicality.
• Artistry, interest and variety, expression.
• Stage presence, decorations and costumes.
• Artistic interpretation, expression.
• Performance technique, purity of intonation, pronunciation, articulation.
• Choice of works, level of difficulty.
• Stage presentation, acting, production, costumes.
• Artistic interpretation, concept, architectonics.
• Performance technique, instrument control, purity of intonation (for strings and winds).
• Choice of repertoire, level of difficulty.
• Stage presence, costumes.
• Concept, form, architectonics, stylistic technique, instrumentation/ arrangement.
• Performance technique and stage presence, stage presence, costumes.
• Concept, originality, composition.
• Technique, work with light, design, style.
• Expressiveness, impact on the audience.
• Costumes, decorations.
• Composition, concept, originality.
• Technique, style, work with color, work with a line.
• Expressiveness, impact on the audience.
• Concept, content of work, compliance with the declared genre.
• Technique of performance, video quality, installation, complexity.
• Emotional impact on the audience, expressive tools and design (the presence of sound, effects, the use of scenery, light, costumes).
• Artistic performance.
• Performance technique, level of difficulty. Concept and originality.
• Music used for the performance, impact on the audience, artistic interpretation.
Registration fee is non-refundable and is payable at the moment of application and video submission.
*£50 registration fee per person (solo category)
*£20 per person for any additional category/nomination (solo category)
*£10 per person for any additional category/nomination (ensemble)
*£18 per person (a group of 2 – 3 people)
*£15 per person (a group of 4 – 5 people)
*£10 per person (a group of 6 and more people)
* £25 per person for a workshop/masterclass
International Music Academy
Floor, Silverstream House, 45 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6EB
Tel: +44 (0) 7765 845489 | +44 (0)7832341745
Official competition website: www.starsofthealbion.org.uk
CEO: Ms. Evgenia Terentieva-Jakubowski
President of the World Association of Performing Arts United Kingdom Section (WAPA)
Winner of a “Queen’s Award” from the British Council
Laureate of international piano, singing, composition competitions
Laureate of the Gold Franz Kafka Medal (Czech Republic)
Concert musician: singer, pianist, composer, educator
Dip Dist St. Petersburg Conservatoire (Russia), DipGSMD, HonLGSM (UK)
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom
Musica Nova International Academy of Music
GALA CONCERT AND EXHIBITION
OF THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITION
“STARS OF THE ALBION. GRAND PRIX 2021”
Featuring outstanding artists, distinguished jury members
and laureates of the 2021 competition
Friday, 3 December 2021, 6.30pm
6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP
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.
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.
Mrs. Evgenia Terentieva, born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), graduated with distinction both from St. Petersburg Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she won the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) and received HonLGSM Diploma. In 1998 she won a "Queen's Award" from the British Council to continue her post-graduate studies in the UK. She studied vocal with Richard Burgess-Ellis and Kyra Vayne; piano with Elena Shishko, John Lill and James Gibb; composition with Vladislav Uspensky.