Trinity College London is excited to announce the launch of its Piano Syllabus 2021-2023 on 4 August 2020. With more repertoire than ever before and featuring brand new pieces from winners of our Young Composer’s Competition, this marks a major development in our Piano provision.
Candidates can choose from our largest syllabus list to date, which includes 35 pieces per grade, a range of international composers and a selection of popular pieces from the 2018-2020 syllabus.
There are now a minimum of 12 pieces available in each grade book, with 21 pieces included in the Extended Edition – nine via an additional ebook. Both editions include detailed performance notes while the Extended Edition also includes scales, arpeggios and downloadable audio.
Young Composer’s Competition
Aspiring composers can take inspiration from the inclusion of one new piece per grade written by the winners of our Young Composer’s Competition.
Candidates can personalise their exam – with the option of performing their own, original composition, a duet at grades Initial to 3 and their own choice of supporting tests.
A range of free, online support resources, produced with professional musicians and educators, help develop performance skills and musical knowledge.
Play It Forward
Trinity is proud to be featuring the compositions of nine young international composers, one at each grade, throughout the syllabus. To celebrate these remarkable new pieces, Trinity will be inviting pianists to download a free book of three of these compositions and sharing videos of performances from all over the world under the hashtag #TrinityPlayItForward. More information can be found on our Play It Forward page.
The Piano Syllabus 2018-2020 will remain valid until 31 December 2021, giving a one year overlap. During this time, candidates may offer pieces and technical work from either syllabus, but not a mixture of both. Please note that although selected pieces from the 2018–2020 syllabus have been retained as repertoire options, candidates using the 2021–2023 syllabus must prepare the exercises listed in the 2021–2023 syllabus.
For more information please see www.trinitycollege.com/piano.