Exciting news —the inaugural international online music competition for instrumentalists and ensembles in honor of Astor Piazzolla’s music and 100th birthday comes to life today.

The competition’s aim is to find and elevate top undiscovered talent through performances of Piazzolla’s work. The Jury is headed by GRAMMY-winning pianist and composer Pablo Ziegler (President of the Jury) and includes bandoneonist/composer Cesare Chiacchiaretta, GRAMMY-winning bandoneonist Héctor del Curto, and GRAMMY-nominated bandoneonist/composer Daniel Binelli.

The competition is presented in collaboration with Fundación Astor Piazzolla, PARMA Recordings and with the involvement of the composer’s family, including his widow Laura Escalada Piazzolla, grandson Daniel Villaflor Piazzolla. The Honorary President of the Competition is GRAMMY-winning musician Gary Burton.

Piazzolla Music Competition:
Online submissions open Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Prizes include performances, tours, recordings, and cash prizes
Judged by GRAMMY-winning musicians, family and friends of Astor Piazzolla

Piazzolla Music Competition Facebook Page:

Born in Argentina as the only child of Italian immigrant parents, Astor Piazzolla is universally considered the preeminent figure in the history of tango and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. His compositions, including beloved and widely performed works such as “Libertango,” “Oblivion,” and “Adios Nonino,” have become standards of musical repertoire.

For more information, visit https://www.piazzollacompetition.com

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