Noosa ISAM Festival: Piano Solo Composition Competition

We have just received addition sponsorship to include a piano concert by the esteemed Ukrainian concert pianist  Roman Lopatynskyi.  He will be performing in the 2019 Noosa ISAM festival and will be programming 21st Century works in his concert.  Therefore we are seeking works written since 2000 for his program.




  • composers of any age are welcome.
  • composers of any nationality are welcome.
  • solo piano music of any genre, style is welcome.
  • prepared piano/electronics are welcome.
  • works must have been written after 2000.
  • works that have already been performed or not performed can be entered.
  • composition should be between 2 – 15 minutes in duration.
  • composers many enter as many works as they like, each work requires a new entry form.
  • staff and faculty of ISAM, Noosa ISAM or Colorado College may not enter.
  • judging will be by Noosa ISAM faculty.
  • the judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • entry Fee of €12.50 must be paid at time of entry and the fee is non refundable.


  • a performance fee of € 200 will be awarded to the winner.
  • two to five pieces will be programmed for Roman’s concert (depending on duration of works) and played in the festival concert.
  • all additional works performed will be awarded a € 50 performance fee.
  • the concert will be recorded by a professional recording engineer and a copy provided to those selected.


  • submission Deadline: 30 November 2018.
  • judges Meeting: 01 December 2018.
  • result Notification: 03 December 2018.
  • piano performance 09 March 2019.


ROMAN LOPATYNSKYI was born in Kiev in 1993. As a laureate of over 20 international piano competitions, such as Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, Busoni Competition in Bolzano, Italy, the V. Horowitz” International Piano Competition in Kiev, and the Sydney International Piano competition in Australia, he is one of Ukraine’s most prominent and aspiring young pianists. In 2017 Roman Lopatynskyi gave his debut at the Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling and Musikverein Wien.

He is a regular guest of renowned international concert halls and festivals such as Ginza Hall, Tokyo, Steinway Hall, New York, the Mariinsky International Piano Festival, St. Petersburg, the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland or the Festival Heidelberger Frühling and shared successful collaborations with the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken and the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Roman Lopatynskyi started to play the piano at the age of five and already won his first special price, the Silber Bell Ukraine, after three years. In 2009 the young pianist entered the class of Boris Petrushansky at the International Academy Incontry col Maestro in Italy. In the same year, he started studying with Sergii Riabov at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.

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How To Enter:

Composers will need to fill in the registration form and pay the registration fee by 30 November 2018 to be eligible.  As part of the application, we ask all applicants to supply their piece in two formats:

  • a pdf of your Score
  • an mp3 of accompanying audio, either live performances or midi rendering.

The files are to be uploaded to Dropbox and a shared link provided for each individual file. For information on how to set up a free Dropbox account and share files we have provided the following links:

Free Dropbox account                How to share a link from Dropbox

If you have any questions about the application or registration or are unable to send a dropbox link please contact us to make alternative arrangements.

Registration Fees

An Registration Fee of €12.50 is required by all entering the competition

Piano Composition Competition

After payment is made we will confirm that we have your entry and that it has been sent to our judges. Thank you.