Clementi Piano Competition 2017: Entries Now Open

London Piano Competition for Under 18sFollowing the success of the first Clementi Piano Festival held in March 2016 at the composer’s former home in Kensington, we are delighted to announce that the event will run again in February 2017 at Clementi House in Kensington.

The piano competition will be held all day from 10am to 5pm. with the junior classes in the morning progressing through to senior levels in the afternoon. The competition is divided into eight graded classes from 1 to 8. The competition is open to students aged 17 and under.

Performers interested in participating should send the following information by email to A link to book tickets for the competition will be sent to you upon receipt of complete information:

Name of Pianist:
Name of Guardian:
Email of Guardian:
Teacher’s Name:
Teacher’s Email:
Last exam passed & date:
Anticipated date and grade for next examination:

*If the pianist does not enter graded exams, please ensure the teacher has provided accurate information on current playing level and projected playing level by February 2017.

London-Clementi-Piano-CompetitionEach class will have a Set short Prelude and Piece by Clementi. We are currently compiling the syllabus and we welcome input from teachers for suggested repertoire by Clementi. We anticipate the syllabus will be released on 1st June.

All competitors receive written feedback and a certificate. All classes have medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Three trophies will be available for high scorers at Junior, Intermediate and Advanced level.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have about the event.

Clementi Piano Competition in Kensington, March 2016


Muzio Clementi: Composer, pianist and father of the pianoforte.

Music educator and Clementi specialist Gary Branch and Dulwich Classical Keyboard Festival present a one day event for Clementi enthusiasts. celebrating the Italian-born British pianist and composer’s music.

Competitive classes (click for more information)
Beginner (Grade 0)
Junior (Grades 1 – 2)
Intermediate (Grade 3 – 6)

Built in 1737 Clementi House in Kensington has remained essentially unaltered for nearly three centuries, and retains the ambience of a traditional upper class English family home, which serves as to the present day while now being available virtually throughout as a film location for period drama.

At the Clementi home, lives a full copy of the Clementi family tree. The Clementi 1817 pianoforte is available to view for historic and decorative purposes only, with its original strings.

Some of Clementi’s most popular pieces for Junior level pianists can be heard below. Yohondo have produced two fantastic apps to help you learn the pieces:

Arietta, Grade 1
Allegro, Grade 3



Junior and senior competition classes will be held alongside short recitals by artists performing repertoire of Clementi, and his contemporaries on a McNulty fortepiano.

Fortepiano recitals will be held in the afternoon by Pawel Siwczak, Gary Branch and Sharona Joshua.

Clementi Fortepiano Celebration in Kensington