WELCOME TO THE BMF
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.
Looking for more information about the 2024 Birmingham Music Festival?
Please check back in March 2024.
The 2024 Birmingham Music Festival will take place on
12 and 13 October 2024
The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre at King Edward’s Schools
Edgbaston Park Road
MBE FOR MARGARET FINGERHUT
We are delighted to announce that our President Margaret Fingerhut has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2024 for Services to Music and Charitable Fundraising.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Our 2023 Festival was an outstanding success, with a record number of entries, particularly reflecting a surge in age and grade class entries.
Some of these youngsters are astonishingly good technical and musical players already, reflecting the efforts of the amazing teachers that we have locally.
All performers learn such a lot at our Festival, not only from their own performances but by listening to the performances and adjudications of other players.
Next year's Festival will be on 12 & 13 October 2024. We will release the syllabus and open for entries in early March 2024, so please do check back then.
As always, we expect to close classes before the official closure date as we are always full, so please don't wait too long if you wish to enter.
"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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The BMF is a registered charity and relies on external funding to provide our annual Festival.
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Thanks to all who decide to help us.