“Discovering New Talents World” The Business Courier. London
Dates: 28 February - 1 March 2020
• MUSIC Singing (classical, contemporary, musical theatre).
Soloists, ensembles up to 12 people and choirs.
Instrumental playing (classical, folk, jazz).
Soloists, ensembles up to 12 people.
• DANCE Ballet, modern, folk.
Soloists, ensembles up to 12 people and groups.
• VISUAL ARTS Performance in Fine Art, photography, short documentary films
Age category: Children from 6 y.o. & adults, no age limit.
Applications deadline: 25 January 2020.
“Stars of the Albion” international
performing arts festival & competition is the annual event held in
prestigious concert venues across London. It is a three-day programme
consisting of a variety of events including concerts, exhibitions, workshops
and the competition itself as a central focus point. The event will be attended
by famous artists, celebrities and international performers.
"Stars of the Albion" is a unique multicultural project that 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.
The project 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 with support of the Russian Cultural Centre | Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom.
The 7th international performing arts festival & competition “Stars of the Albion. Grand Prix 2020” will be held on 28 February - 1 March 2020 in London. It will consist of two separate formats of participation: an online and a live concert performance (Open Grand Prix Final).
Artists who are unable to travel to the UK, can take part in our new online competition. Those who are willing to travel to the UK to participate in the Open Grand Prix Final in London need to indicate this in their registration form.
All artists are required to pass through the online selection round. At the end of the online competition all artists will receive diplomas. The winners will also receive prize trophies which will be sent by post directly to each participant in their country of residence. 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded. The online competition is based on video recordings (YouTube links/ social media).
Participation in the Open Grand Prix Final will be based upon results of the online competition. We will offer visa support to international artists who may require an entry visa to the UK. The Gala Show and an Awards Ceremony will be held at one of the top theatres in central London.
Prizes for the Open Grand Prix Final differ from those allocated for the online competition. Apart from diplomas and trophies, the finalists will also receive four monetary prizes per each nomination equalling £500 each. 40 soloists, 20 ensembles/ groups will be selected to come to London to participate in the Open Grand Prix Final round.
We expect participants from Great Britain, USA, Spain, France, Germany, China, Greece, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Albania, Ukraine, Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Belarus and Russia and other countries.
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. For singers it is compulsory to include one song in English the second maybe performed either in English or in other languages. If that's the case, prior to the performance the contestant should provide the adjudication panel with an adequate translation into English in writing of their original song, which they are going to perform in the competition programme. Please see a full list of requirements in our programme section.
The 2020 year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, on which World War II in Europe ended. Valuable prizes will be awarded for the best artistic work, short documentary film and choreography on music by the 20th century composer dedicated to the war theme. Apart from that, a special prize will be allocated for the best performance of instrumental music by a Russian composer or for the best vocal performance in the Russian language.
The adjudication panel is comprised of famous musicians, composers, producers and artists and international judges.
TOTAL PRIZE FUND: £2500
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our events & to extraordinary discoveries of the “Stars of the Albion” project!
AWARDS AND DIPLOMAS OF “STARS OF THE ALBION. GRAND PRIX
• £2000 in total Grand Prix – 4 monetary prizes of £500 each per Discipline.
• I place – Golden trophy and Diploma.
• II place – Silver trophy and Diploma.
• III place – Bronze trophy and Diploma.
- A special prize for the best
performance/choreography on music by the 20th-21st
centuries Russian composer dedicated to the War theme.
- 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.
Organisator – “Musica Nova” International Music Academy
Administrator: Mrs. Evgeniia Illova
Tel: +44 (0) 7765 845489 | +44 (0)7832341745 | +44 (0) 2078330502
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)
Stars of the Albion Musica Nova Academy office: 88 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8DG, United Kingdom www.starsofthealbion.org.uk и www.musicanova.org.uk
1 April – 5 May Online contest for the best performance of songs to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in World War 2 in Europe.
3 July – 5 July 2020 “A World of New Talents” Online International Performing Arts Forum and Competition. Applications are invited for singers and instrumentalists.
Every Saturday during May 2020 Singing Online Workshops
July* – August 2020 Music Summer School and Gala Concert.
*Venues and time to be announced.
All concerts are public. If you would like to get complete information about future events please contact Musica Nova office.
Monday 6 January to Friday 3 April 2020
Monday 20 April to Tuesday 21 July 2020