Composing the Future
Central to the work of Piano+ is the continuous expansion and evolution of the repertoire available for solo piano, particularly repertoire written by Australian composers.
There is a great wealth of compositional talent in Australia. By unearthing new composers, premiering their works by eminent soloists and offering a significant cash prize, Piano+ ensures that contemporary Australian repertoire is brought to prominence locally and internationally.
Australian composers are invited to submit a new or unpublished solo piano piece for consideration by a panel of eminent Australian pianists, to be announced. The panel will select a winning work, which will be awarded $20,000 and receive a world premiere in 2025/2026. In addition, up to five other entries will be awarded public performances by the jury pianists during 2025/2026.