Call for scores: Piano Project 2018

THIS CALL CLOSED ON 24 DEC 2017. We run a similar call every year or two, so please keep a look out for the next piano project.

Back by popular demand, and with support from EPTA UK, Colchester based pianist Dylan Christopher is looking for new and exciting contemporary music for piano students to perform and aid them in their learning.

Pieces composed for the project that meet the composition brief will be performed in a collaborative concert hosted by EPTA UK in June 2018 by students of EPTA UK Teachers. Recordings of the music will also be made available online after the event. The selected pieces will be used as teaching and performance resources for aspirant musicians wanting to learn contemporary piano music, written by living composers.

Works must be written for aspirant pianists (ABRSM grades 1-5), solo or duet (one piano four hands), playable on an ordinary domestic piano with no modifications, not exceeding 5 minutes or 120 bars in length.

This call was open to composers working, living or studying in the UK; we need to limit eligibility to avoid being swamped by submissions, since thousands of composers write easy piano music!

The full composition brief is available here. Results will be available on the CNM webpage in due course.

Recordings from previous Piano Projects are available for 2014 and 2015.

Dylan has written two related articles for CNM’s website – one on playing new music, and one on writing for everyone.