Sadly due to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 Festival has been cancelled.   All those entering to date will receive a full refund.

The 2021 Festival is scheduled for 16 & 17 October 2021.


We plan to keep the same adjudicators and syllabus as in 2020.


Hopefully things will be back to normal before then and I look forward to seeing you next year.


Do watch out for the opening of entries for the 2021 Festival in early March if government guidelines are sufficiently relaxed by then.

In the meantime I hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

Richard Abel
Chairman, on behalf of the Birmingham Music Festival Committee

The Birmingham Music Festival is one of Britain's leading piano competitions.


We welcome entrants of all ages and all abilities from enthusiastic beginners and gifted amateurs to veteran competitors.  

We have a fantastic venue: The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre at King Edward’s Schools, the BMF offers high quality grand pianos in both of our performance theatres and adjudicators to match.


We think the Birmingham Music Festival offers the very best in amateur music making.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

The 2021 Birmingham Music Festival will take place on
16 and 17 October 2021


The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre at King Edward’s Schools

Edgbaston Park Road



B15 2UA

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Our Aim:

"The object of the Festival is to advance, encourage and foster the art of music making by holding and promoting an annual competitive festival of public performances, recitals and concerts"

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