Calling all piano-playing songwriters! Casio Sessions competition launches with £2,249 digital piano prize and live finale in London this September
Casio Music UK, the renowned producer of electronic keyboards and digital pianos, has exciting news for aspiring piano-playing songwriters. In partnership with Loop Music, they have launched Casio Sessions – a brand new singer-songwriter competition. With the final set to take place on 21 September at Casio’s iconic G-SHOCK store in Carnaby Street, London, the competition offers entrants the chance to showcase their skills and win fantastic prizes.
The lucky winner will take home Casio’s award-winning PX-S7000 Digital Piano, a cutting-edge instrument worth £2,249, in the stunning Harmonious Mustard finish, as well as £500 in cash.
To participate, singer-songwriters who play the piano can submit an original composition through an online video audition. Covers won’t be considered, as the focus is on originality and creativity. A panel of esteemed judges, including Neil Evans and Dan Henry from Casio Music UK, as well as Mohamed A Sawyer and Emmanuel Tchombe from Loop Music, will select 12 finalists who will compete in the live final.
Neil Evans, Head of Casio Music UK, expressed his excitement for the competition, stating, “We’re excited to kick off Casio Sessions – a competition dedicated to aspiring piano-playing songwriters across the country.” He added, “Casio has always been proud to support music making and its benefits across all genres and ages. We can’t wait to discover new talent and see how the competition unfolds.”
The judging criteria will include stage performance and presence, making it a well-rounded evaluation of each musician’s skills. All 12 finalists will receive professional photography and videography of their performances from the Casio Sessions event.
Casio Sessions promises to be a fantastic platform for the piano-playing singer-songwriters to shine and gain recognition for their talent. Good luck!
Entrants have until midnight on 30 August to submit their auditions and complete a simple form on the Casio website casio.co.uk/emi/casio-sessions
All ages and musical styles are welcome, and the full terms and conditions, including scoring criteria, can be found here info.casio.co.uk/casio-sessions-terms