STARS OF THE ALBION
GRAN PRIX 2021
8th International Performing Arts Competition
NEW TALENTS WORLD
International Online Performing Arts Platform & Festival
Summer edition

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Invitation

DEAR FRIENDS,

     It is our pleasure to announce the 8th edition of "Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2021" 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.
  This year the programme includes the competition, an Opening concert on Sunday the 3rd of October by our Judges, a virtual tour of London and an online Awards Ceremony and a Gala concert of winners of the competition on Sunday 10th October.
  We expect participants from over 25 countries to attend our online event, 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 and Moldova, Macedonia. Our event has attracted young generation of emerging talented artists as well as so many established professional performers from across the world.
   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 (Grand Prix Final 2021) will be judged by world celebrity artists, distinguished musicians, professional art collectors, gallery owners and painters.
  Legendary Marina Andrusenko (Russia) is the Head of Singing jury.
She is a chief editor of famous TV talent shows (Voice, Voice Kids etc) on major TV channel in Russia.
  Konstantin Lapshin (UK) is 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: £1000

  We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 8th International Performing Arts Competition “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2021” & to extraordinary discoveries of the project!

Disciplines

DISCIPLINES

MUSIC
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).

DANCE
Ballet, modern, folk.
Soloists, ensembles up to 12 people and groups.

VISUAL ARTS
Performance in Fine Art, photography, short documentary films.

CIRCUS SHOW
Acrobatics, gymnastics, equilibristic, juggling, clowns, illusion.

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


Competition schedule

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

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. 


Awards & Diplomas

AWARDS & DIPLOMAS

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. 
• Certificate.

STAR AWARDS

- A special prize for the best performance/choreography on music by the 20th-21st centuries.
- 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.


Technical & Repertoire requirements

TECHNICAL & REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

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:

  • Participants using the backing track must provide a high-quality instrumental accompaniment on a USB flash drive. Also, the backing tracks must be sent to the organizers in MP3 format at most 2.5 weeks before the start of the competition.
  • Each sound recording must be on a separate medium with the name of the work, the author of the music, the text, the name of the ensemble or the name of the artist, as well as the duration of the work.
  • Vocalists are not allowed to perform with the “plus”.

DANCE: 4 minutes

  • Participants using the backing track must provide a high-quality instrumental accompaniment on a USB flash drive. Also, the backing tracks must be sent to the organizers in MP3 format at most 2.5 weeks before the start of the competition.
Instrumental performance:  Amateur category up to 10 minutes, Professional category up to            20 minutes in total

COMPOSITION: 
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:

  • 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.
  • Each piece can be no larger than 75 x 85 inches (192 x 218 centimetres). 
Diptych, Triptych: A work made up of multiple pieces can be up to 168 inches (427 centimetres) wide, as long as each part is no larger than 75 x 85 inches (192 x 218 centimetres).
Short documentary film: 3 minutes script competition
Works to be submitted together with the registration form:
  • The video file should not exceed 2-3 GB.
  • The video file can be sent in one of the formats: AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV.
  • CIRCUS SHOW: minimum 4 minutes, maximum 8 minutes
    All types of circus art, except: performances with animals, use of fire. 

    Evaluation Criteria

    EVALUATION CRITERIA

    CHOREOGRAPHY
    • 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.

    SINGING
    • Artistic interpretation, expression.
    • Performance technique, purity of intonation, pronunciation, articulation.
    • Choice of works, level of difficulty.
    • Stage presentation, acting, production, costumes.

    INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
    • Artistic interpretation, concept, architectonics.
    • Performance technique, instrument control, purity of intonation (for strings and winds).
    • Choice of repertoire, level of difficulty.
    • Stage presence, costumes.

    COMPOSITION
    • Concept, form, architectonics, stylistic technique, instrumentation/ arrangement.
    • Performance technique and stage presence, stage presence, costumes.

    PHOTOGRAPHY
    • Concept, originality, composition.
    • Technique, work with light, design, style.
    • Expressiveness, impact on the audience.
    • Costumes, decorations.

    VISUAL ARTS
    • Composition, concept, originality.
    • Technique, style, work with color, work with a line.
    • Expressiveness, impact on the audience.
    • Presentation

    SHORT FILMS
    • 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.

    CIRCUS SHOW
    • Performance technique, level of difficulty. Concept and originality.
    • Costumes.
    • Choreography.
    • Music used for the performance, impact on the audience, artistic interpretation.


    Fees

    FEES

    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)

    Additionally:
    * £25 per person for a workshop/masterclass

    Сontacts

    СONTACTS

    “Musica Nova”
    International Music Academy
    Organiser

    4th 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
    E-mail: starsofthealbion@gmail.com
    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)


    ЗВЕЗДЫ АЛЬБИОНА
    Гран-При 2021


    Международный фестиваль-конкурс исполнительского мастерства. Лондон.
    Срок подачи заявок: 20 сентября 2021 года

    ДАТЫ ПРОВЕДЕНИЯ:
    1-й раунд (онлайн): 1 – 3 октября 2021 года
    2-й раунд (онлайн и вживую): 7 – 10 октября 2021 года

    Открытые прослушивания и Гранд финал для национальных участников в Лондоне.

    Jury

    Singing
    Russia
    Marina Andrusenko (CHAIR)
    Music editor & producer
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    Georgia / UK
    Yuliana Green (Curator)
    Singer, producer, vocal coach
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Ron Tom
    Legendary producer, manager
    Read more...
    Armenia / UK
    Sipan Olah
    Conductor, Tenor, Pianist, Producer, Artistic Director & Conductor of KCCA
    Read more...
    USA
    Olga Druzhinina
    Vocal coach, pianist, director
    Read more...
    Republic of Kyrgyzstan
    Gulnara Tongoibaeva
    Popular singer, honoured artist of Kyrgyz Republic, director of "KGtai" talent children's project
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Rossi Yordanova
    Vocal coach, composer, songwriter, producer, conductor
    Read more...
    Malta
    Evelina Batey
    Director of European Centre for Arts, pianist, producer
    Read more...
    Republic of Belarus
    Natalia Skapets
    Producer, vocal coach, director of educational centre, composer
    Read more...
    Moldova
    Evgenia Ursu
    Chairman of the Association "Moldova and its national minorities"
    Read more...
    Armenia
    Armando Ghukasyan
    President & Founder of WAPA WORLD, Armenia national ballet association, CID International Dance Council of Armenia, producer, choreographer
    Read more...
    Republic of Belarus
    Svetlana Avdeeva
    Musician, art critic
    Read more...
    Malta
    Andriana Yordanova
    Soprano
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Irina Tutt
    Classical singing
    Read more...

    Jury

    Instrumental
    United Kingdom
    Konstantin Lapshin (CHAIR)
    Pianist, pedagogue
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Evgenia Terentieva (Curator)
    Pianist, singer, composer
    Read more...
    China
    Constance HSIEH
    Violinist, tutor, adjudicator
    Read more...
    France
    Aminata Alenskaïa
    A professional pianist, musicologist, pedagogue and concert performer
    Read more...
    Malta
    Evelina Batey
    Director of European Centre for Arts, pianist, producer
    Read more...
    USA
    Dr. Lubov Laura De Valois
    Internationally renowned pianist, opera singer, piano and vocal master teacher
    Read more...
    Republic of Belarus
    Svetlana Avdeeva
    Musician, art critic
    Read more...

    Jury

    Composition
    United Kingdom
    Evgenia Terentieva (CHAIR)
    Pianist, singer, composer
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Rossi Yordanova
    Vocal coach, composer, songwriter, producer, conductor
    Read more...
    Republic of Belaruss
    Natalia Skapets
    Producer, vocal coach, director of educational centre, composer
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Natalia Kolosova (Curator)
    Theatre critic, PhD
    Read more...
    Italy
    Leonardo Di Lorenzo
    Composer, vocalist, guitarist, music producer
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Ron Tom
    Legendary producer, manager
    Read more...

    Jury

    Visual Arts
    United Kingdom
    Jurita AGSA (CHAIR)
    Artist, Art collector, founder of the Lady Ju Gallery in London and BadBoyLove International animals Award
    Read more...
    Philippines
    Charie Vega
    International producer & director
    Read more...
    Estonia / Russia
    Sergey Minin
    Artist, restorer, icon painter
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Natalia Jezova
    Artist
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Lubov Balagova Kandour
    Founder and President of Russian-British Sochi International Film Festival and Awards(SIFFA & SIFFA UK) IRIDA
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Mikhail Zaitsev
    Ph.D., Managing Director
    Read more...

    Jury

    Dance / Circus Show
    United Kingdom
    Irina Mironova (CHAIR)
    Choreographer
    Read more...
    Georgia
    Dmitriy Devdariani (Curator)
    Stage director, producer, actor
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Olga Tkhruni
    Choreographer, teacher
    Read more...
    Ukraine
    Sandra Lisovskaya
    President of the international festival “STAR CHILDREN”
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Lubov Balagova Kandour
    Founder and President of Russian-British Sochi International Film Festival and Awards(SIFFA & SIFFA UK) IRIDA
    Read more...

    Participants

    Singing Nomination
    Russia
    Uliana Nisterovskaya
    IV age group
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    Poland
    Ania Klah
    IV age group
    Read more...
    Ukraine
    Alla Mordvanuk
    III age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Ganna Bielkina
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Russia
    Ilja Ponti
    III age category, professional
    Read more...
    Russia
    Viacheslav Olhovsky
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Israel
    Eileen Vertman
    I age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Philippines
    Danielle Jan Soliman
    IV age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Philippines
    Merry Mia Sinaguinan a.k.a. Ms.Purpleheart
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Malta
    Duet KAYA & IKE
    II age group, professional
    Read more...
    Malta
    Mikaela Borg
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Yuri Verevkine
    IV age group, professional
    Read more...
    Moldova
    Valeria Dunai
    IV age category, amateur
    Read more...
    USA
    Edith Grossman
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Snezhanka Slavova
    IV age group, amateur
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Denitsa-Ivana Kamburova
    II age group, amateur
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Kristina Encheva
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Estonia
    Sandra Üürike
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Azerbaijan
    Kamilla Imanova
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Italy
    Alfonso Di Berardino
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Argentina
    Joaquin Sofredini
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Ensemble Calyco
    IV age group, professional
    Read more...
    Israel
    Duet Elis Brener, Natanel Chertkov
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Israel
    Trio Elis Brener, Natanel Chertkov, Shelli Shyster
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Moldova
    Ana Maria Necula
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Israel
    Marina Vasilevskaya
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Latvia
    Lisa Gruznina
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Moldova
    Evelina Popescu
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Malta
    Michel Angelo Muscat
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Ukraine
    Kyrylo Naida
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Malta
    Leria Zammit Bonello
    II age group, amateur
    Read more...

    Participants

    Instrumental Nomination
    Republic of Belarus
    Sofia Poliakevich
    III age category, professional
    Read more...
    Russia
    Alexander Bardin
    IV age group, professional
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    Russia
    Nikita Averin
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Greece
    Ioanna Orfanidi
    IV age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Russia
    Pavel Mateenko
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    USA
    Brandon Derkach
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Germany
    Angela Chen
    II age category, professional
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Zhana Koleva
    III age group, amateur
    Read more...
    Bulgaria
    Kristian Vasilev Todorov
    IV age group, professional
    Read more...
    Germany
    Lea Sophie Röhrenbeck
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Michael Tao
    III age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Anna Hallak
    I age group, amateur
    Read more...
    Germany
    Kseniya Yanchuk
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    China
    Zheng Sutong
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Germany
    Julian Fritz
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...

    Participants

    Composition Nomination
    Israel
    Yakov Molodetsky
    IV age group, professional
    Read more...
    Israel
    Alexander Cheskis
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Russia
    Viacheslav Olhovsky
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Portugal
    Victoria Stoianova
    IV age group, amateur
    Read more...
    USA
    Irina Feoktistova / Evgenia Pirshina
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Argentina
    Joaquin Sofredini
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    UK /Russia
    Yaroslav Yakubchuk
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Russia
    Andrew Pronin
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...

    Participants

    Visual Arts Nomination
    United Kingdom
    Dimitry Devdariani
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Georgia
    Merab Msuknishvili
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Ekaterina Yaremchuk
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Irina Uzzell
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Moldova
    Vitalie Nastas
    IV age group, amateur
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Yaroslav Yakubchuk
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Algeria
    Eltsova Maria
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Maria Libik
    IV age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Greece
    Theofilos Seintis
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    Algeria
    Bellatreche Kamel
    UK /Russia
    Yaroslav Yakubchuk
    III age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Latvia
    Lisa Gruznina
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...

    Participants

    Dance / Circus Show Nomination
    Italy
    Giovanni Gaole
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Lilit Nagapetyan
    IV age category, amateur
    Read more...
    China
    Zheng Sutong
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    Latvia
    Lisa Gruznina
    II age category, amateur
    Read more...
    United Kingdom
    Saeeda Kasym
    IV age category, professional
    Read more...

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    Reviews

    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.

    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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