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 Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 03 February 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The competition is open to all applicants internationally and has no age limit. The aim of the competition is to find new compositions for piano solo to become part of the standard repeitoire in the future.

The Winner's composition will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero by March 31, 2020. Afterwards, Rodrigo will write six orchestral variations on the piece, to be performed with orchestra in 2021.


Requirements of the piece

-The work must be originally written for piano solo. THE USE OF ELECTRONICS IS NOT PERMITTED.

-The duration of the piece must be between 1 to 3 minutes aproximately. Any composition that is not within the time limit will be disqualified.

-We encourage applicants to write beautiful music, preferably with structure.

- The composition must be previously unperformed (in public) and unpublished. A form must be signed declaring the exclusive authorship of the piece.

-The piece must have only one movement.

-Participants may submit more than one work.


-Applicants shall submit their works via e-mail to

-The application e-mail shall contain:
• Full name.
• E-mail address and phone number.
• Proof of Payment via PayPal.
• Composition (pdf format) and duration of the piece.
• Biography of the participant.
• Current photograph.
• Declaration of exclusive author rights of the work(s) submitted. Please fill out form.


-The deadline for entries is February 3, 2020. Any works received afterwards will not be taken in consideration for the Competition.

-The results of the Competition will be published on this website on February 20, 2020.

Entry fee

-The entry fee for each work submitted is €25 EUR. The payment shall be done via PayPal. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.


-1rst Grand Prize: The Winner's work will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero on March 31, 2020. Rodrigo will compose six orchestral variations on the piece to be performed in 2021.

-2nd Prize: The Winner of the 2nd Prize will have his or her work interpreted by Rodrigo on March 31, 2020.

-Other prizes: Some works can win Special Prizes based on the judges' recommendations.


The Chairman of the Jury will be pianist and composer Rodrigo Landa-Romero. There will be two more qualified judges to evaluate the compositions submitted.

Privacy Policy

By participating in the "Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020" an applicant:

grants Rodrigo Landa-Romero the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and any other personal information required from the applicant for the purpose of administering the Competition, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the Winner.

Entry Fee:€25

 Golden Key Piano Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The intent of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in new and upcoming composers and to provide an opportunity for winning compositions to reach an international audience at the World Composers’ Recital held as part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna.

The Competition has National and International Divisions. The National Division is only open to composers who are currently residents of the United States. The International Division is open to composers from anywhere in the world. Residents of the US can submit applications for National, International, or both.

See our How To Apply page for application details.

Age Requirements
The Competition is open to composers in five age categories:
• Elementary (age 5 – 10)
• Junior (age 11 – 14)
• Senior (age 15 – 18)
• Young Artist (age 19 – 26)
• Professional (27 and older)

A composition submitted for the Competition may be in any style and should be originally written for a piano or a piano in ensemble with other instrument(s) or voice(s) as long as piano would be the leading, not just an accompanying, instrument. Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted.

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2019.

Winners and Recitals

Winners will be announced on this web site no later than January 7, 2020.

Winners in each category will receive Diplomas in either First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree, or Honorable Mention.

Selected winning compositions will be included in the program of the World Composers’ Recitals at Ehrbar Hall (Vienna), part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna . Note: only one piano would be available on the Ehrbar Hall stage for the Recital. The winners of the Piano Composition Competition and their families are invited to attend the Vienna Festival. For more information about registering for the Vienna Festival, see our Vienna: How To Apply page and our Vienna: Tour page for the tour itinerary.

The top winner in each of the five age categories in the two Divisions (National and International) is eligible to receive a $500.00 scholarship towards his or her participation in the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna (registration for the seven-days tour required). In the case of a tie, the scholarship amount will be divided between winners equally.

We will be glad to promote works of our winners on the Composition Competition face-book. Please, email video recorded performances to

Each winner’s teacher will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence if teacher’s name is mentioned in the Application Form.

 Composition Competition for Piano Fidelio
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Piano competition. You can participate from home, record your piano work, send it to contest and win your prize.

Welcome to the "Tenth Composition Competition for Piano Fidelio Online

Participate from home, it's simple, sign and send your audio file of your composition or improvisation for piano solo to:

Choose one or more to participate against works of the same style

1. Piano - Tonal Classical, Romantic, Melodic
2. Piano - Jazz, Impressionistic, Ragtime
3. Piano - Minimalist Style, Experimental, New Age
4. Piano - Contemporary Atonal (allowed to have tonal parts)

In this competition the contestants choose the winners through a voting system published on this website.

The Fidelio contests already have participants from more than 40 countries!


Entry Fee:12 euros
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