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Disklavier Composers Contest. The Disklavier Competitions for Composers

- Fourth Edition -

Cremona Musica and Yamaha Music Europe – Branch Italy, present the fourth edition of the “Disklavier Composers Contest”, the composition contest that takes advantage of Disklavier technology that makes the piano play autonomously. A prize of 5,000.00 euros will go to the winner of the final, which will be held at Cremona Musica 2022 on September 24th.

Cremona Musica’s mission is not only the organization of the event, but it continues 365 days a year with a constant commitment to the promotion of music, including co-marketing projects with partner companies, to carry out prestigious initiatives such as this one.

The “Disklavier Composer Contest” was created to bring together the genius of Yamaha engineers and the genius of today’s composers, who are thus invited to make the most of the potential of this innovation, which infinitely expands the versatility of the piano, lending itself to countless uses. A technology that can undoubtedly stimulate the imagination of the most creative musicians.

Disklavier Technology, developed over more than 30 years by Yamaha, allows the Japanese brand’s acoustic pianos to record and perfectly reproduce the pianist’s performance, even drawing on a catalog of sheet music, recordings, or starting from even a simple MIDI format track, replicating even the sonic nuances and movements of keys and pedals, and allowing the pianist to even accompany himself or play a piano located on the other side of the world.

Contest participants can submit their own unreleased song, which will then be played live on the Yamaha Disklavier piano. The international jury composed of Antonio Faraò (Italy), Andrea Portera (Italy), Gabriel Prokofiev (UK), Gabrio Taglietti (Italy), Dan Tepfer (France-USA), will select the pieces that will then have access to the final on September 24, which will take place as part of Cremona Musica. At that time, a winner will be determined who will be awarded the prize of 5,000.00 euros. In addition, Casa Musicale Sonzogno will publish the winning piece, including the title in its catalog and reserves the right to additionally publish one or more finalist pieces.

Musicians over the age of 18 from all over Europe (see regulations) are eligible for the competition, with no limit on qualifications.

In fact, Disklavier technology makes it possible to introduce what is a first for composition competitions: each score submitted will in fact be played and judged by listening, and the performances will also be recorded in high-quality video and published on the Disklavier Composers Contest Youtube channel with the author’s name, giving each composer a chance to hear and have their work known.

FOR INFO: disklaviercompetition@cremonamusica.com

The finalists for the Disklavier Composers Contest 2022 are:

  • Giacometti Antonio: Mawè
  • Napoli Domenico: Moti interiori
  • Tortorella Ernesto: Hi Robot
  • Yokota Keisuke: Goshi-Goshi
  • Zattera Federico: Il vento che fa musiche bizzarre

The winner of the Disklavier Composers Contest 2022 is:

  • Antonio Giacometti
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