Young Composers’ Competition winners - Piano Syllabus 2021-2023

12 Nov 2019

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Young Composers’ Competition Piano Syllabus 2021–2023:

Muay Thai (The Boxing Star)
Mintra Thuntawech (Thailand)

Grade 1
Viking Village
Matthew Pittarello (UK)

Grade 2
Floating Balloons
Waris Sukontapatipark (Thailand)

Grade 3
The Night of the Sleepy Panda
Edric Tan Tse Kai (Singapore)

Grade 4
Maria Mifsud (Malta)

Grade 5
Walk in the Park
Gilon Fox (UK)

Grade 6
Epilogue (5th movt from Tāwāhi)
Oliver Francis Huang-Hsu (New Zealand)

Grade 7
Charlotte Botterill (UK)

Grade 8
Dario Sciarra (Italy)

The competition, which ran from April to May 2019, was open to composers aged 30 or under.

The winners will have their works considered for inclusion in the Trinity piano graded exam books, which will support the 2021-2023 syllabus. They will receive prize money as follows:

  • Initial–Grade 2: £400
  • Grades 3–5: £500
  • Grades 6–8: £600

Congratulations to all of those who entered — the response to the competition was phenomenal, and it has been inspiring to see such creativity and musical diversity amongst young composers around the world.

Please direct any queries about this competition to


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