Trinity’s new and innovative Piano syllabus is out now

4 Sep 2023

Trinity is excited to announce the launch of our new Piano syllabus and repertoire books on 4 September 2023. Available for immediate use in exams, the syllabus and repertoire lists have now been published. The print and ebooks can be purchased online.

From this new release, Trinity’s Piano syllabus and books will no longer operate with an end date. They will remain valid until further notice and any planned updates will be announced at least 12 months in advance. This innovative change will make our exams and a rich and cumulative repertoire accessible to more people for longer.

From now on candidates can choose between presenting pieces from the 2021-2023 syllabus or from the new 2023 books. We will continue to increase the repertoire available to candidates through an ongoing programme of new publication releases, including a diverse range of exciting exam books, individual digital downloads, ebooks, anthologies and more. Most repertoire and technical exercises will remain valid indefinitely*. Advance notice of new publication releases will be available on the piano webpages and the shop.

Highlights include:

Largest selection of repertoire yet for 2023 – An inspiring selection of 42 pieces at each grade across the 2021 and 2023 publications from across the broadest range of styles and genres. From classical favourites to music from films and video games; 20th-century contemporary classical to hits from the global and local international pop music scenes – this is Trinity’s most diverse and innovative selection yet.

Two brand new publications – The Standard edition book containing 12 new pieces available as print or digital publication, and Extended which brings a further 9 pieces in print and eBook formats. Both editions include New Technical Exercises and comprehensive Performance Notes while the Extended edition includes scales and arpeggios, and broadcast quality downloadable demo tracks.

Building upon the success of the ground-breaking 2021 syllabus, these publications continue to be valid indefinitely*, providing a rich and ever-expanding repertoire collection to choose from and encouraging candidates to continue performing the music they love for as long as they wish.

Commissions from some of the 21st-century’s most exciting international contemporary composers, drawing on diverse musical influences from across the globe. New music included at every grade.

Flexible syllabus – candidates can personalise the exam further by choosing whether to perform with a live accompanist or with backing tracks. It is possible to choose to play a duet for selected instruments up to Grade 3, or even to perform an own composition.

Online support – a range of free online support resources, produced with professional musicians and educators, help develop your performance skills and musical knowledge.

Find out more by visiting the piano pages.

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