Pianist Composing Competition 2021

Competition closed


Winner announced here


Enter the 2021 Pianist Composing Competition

and win a Kawai piano worth £3,750


Kawai CA99 digital piano – one of two pianos on offer to the winner


We're giving you the chance to win your very own Kawai piano worth £3,750, plus the opportunity to have your winning score featured inside a future issue of Pianist!

Want to enter? Make sure your composition is written for solo piano. It can be in any style you like, and for any technical level. The length should not exceed 64 bars. Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this page.

Download and print off our FREE manuscript paper to help you get started with your composition.


  • Choose between two Kawai models – the K15E acoustic piano or the CA99 digital piano worth over £3,750
  • Have your winning score featured in a future issue of Pianist magazine
  • Concert pianist Chenyin Li will record your composition for the Pianist magazine album
  • Be interviewed for an exclusive feature inside the magazine


Terms and Conditions

There are no restrictions of age, nationality or profession. However, you are ineligible if you derive your income from composing. Your composition must be written for solo piano. It can be in any style that you like, and for any technical level. The length should not exceed 64 bars. Should you win, and if you reside outside of the UK, you will be required to pay for the shipping fees of your chosen piano. Entries cost £25 and must be submitted online as a PDF by Friday 4 December 2020.