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Examinations board Trinity College London has announced a call for unpublished original compositions for its Piano syllabus 2021-2023.

According to Trinity, the exam board’s aim is ‘to encourage, motivate and champion composers early in their careers and in doing so, to celebrate the diversity and creativity of those that take Trinity exams’.

Trinity is offering nine cash prizes of between £400 and £600.

About the competition

Competitors must be aged 30 or under on 15 May 2019. Compositions must be original, not previously published, and must be the composer’s own work. Arrangements will be considered, provided the piece arranged is in the public domain internationally.

Trinity will select pieces of varying difficulties and styles, at levels ranging from Initial (pre-Grade 1) to Grade 8. The judges will select works based on adherence to the compositional brief, together with their originality, creativity and musical appeal.

Chosen works will be considered for inclusion in the graded exam books published by Trinity College London Press and distributed worldwide to support the 2021-2023 syllabus.

Full information is available here.