WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION 2020
First Grand Prize:
Mickael Luis - Water Walk
Jovan Pesec - Song without words
Extraordinary Talent Award:
Takumi Kawamoto - Prelude
Naomi Ling - The Western Breeze
Su, Chen-Hsin - Caprice "Hesitation"
Matthew Sallis - Rhythm and Invention
Frank den Bakker - Simple as C
Bradley Evans - Le Vieux Chapeau
Matteo Bertolina - Danza valdostana
Rules of the Competition
2020 (past edition)
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 approximately. 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- The composition must be previously unperformed (in public) and unpublished.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.
-The application e-mail shall contain:
E-mail address and phone number.
Proof of Payment via PayPal.
Composition (pdf format), name and duration of the piece.
Copy of valid ID or passport.
Biography of the participant.
Declaration of exclusive author rights of the work(s) submitted. Please fill out form.
-The deadline for entries is February 7, 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.
-The entry fee for each work submitted is €25 EUR. The payment shall be done via PayPal. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
-1st 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.
The Jury's decisions are unquestionable and unrevocable.
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.