Pianist Composing Competition 2020

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Closes
12:00 - 01 December 2019
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ENTER THE 2020 PIANIST COMPOSING COMPETITION AND WIN A KAWAI PIANO WORTH £3,444

The winning piece will appear inside Pianist magazine

Compose your own piece of piano music and enter it in the Pianist Composing Competition. Your piece can be in any style you like and can be based on any music from any genre. Basically, anything goes!


Prize

The winner will be able to choose between two Kawai models - the K-15 acoustic piano or the CA98 digital piano worth £3,444.

Plus, the winning entry will also be published in the Scores section of a future issue of Pianist. Our in-house pianist Chenyin Li will record the composition for the CD. The winner will be interviewed by Pianist editor Erica Worth.

Prize details...

K-15

Dimensions: 110cm (h), 149cm (w), 59cm (d)

Soundboard: Solid Spruce

Pedals: 3 - middle pedal operates the celeste rail

Finishes: Ebony polished, white polished, mahogany polished

Made in: Indonesia

 

CA98

Action: – Grand Feel II

Sound Source: – SK-EX Rendering

Sound mode: – Harmonic Imaging XL

Voices: – 88

Polyphony: – 256

USB record and play

Bluetooth MIDI and Audio

Soundboard speaker system

5” LCD Touchscreen

 

Judges:

John Kember, Composer

Erica Worth, Editor, Pianist

Nigel Scaife, Music Educator

 

 

View specific terms below for full information.

 

THE RULES

Eligibility

You can reside anywhere in the world and can be any age, nationality, and of any profession. However, you cannot derive your income from composing.

Note: For a non UK winner the piano will be forwarded to an international shipping company (to be notified by the winner), and all arrangements and costs thereafter will be between the winner and the shipping company. 

Style and length of arrangement

Your composition can be in any style you like. It should be written for solo piano and for any level (easy, intermediate, advanced). The length should not exceed 64 bars. Entries must be submitted online as a digital PDF or a legible scan of a handwritten manuscript.

Format of composition

- You MUST upload your composition in PDF format.

-You can compose in any software programme you wish (Sibelius, Finale etc), but make sure to convert it into a pdf file before sending it in.

-If you compose straight on to manuscript paper, remember to make it legible. All you will then need to do is scan it before submitting it.

Cost

£25 per entry. 

Deadline for entries

Sunday 1 December 2019. Winner will be notified in January 2020.

Prices
Standard Rate
£ 25.00