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Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020

 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- The composition must be previously unperformed (in public) and unpublished.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.

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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