Win a Piano For Yourself and Another For Your School!

Announcing the 2024
My-Future-Piano Competition

We are delighted to announce that entries are officially open for the exclusive My-Future-Piano Competition for students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. Showcase one of your favorite or best piano performances to impress our expert judges and compete to win a brand-new Roland digital piano for both you and your school, valued over R240 000! Participants will compete in either the primary or high school division, with the same exciting prizes available in each category. Have a look below at the prizes to be won this year!

My-Future-Piano 2023 Recap

We were truly overwhelmed by the amount of entries and level of talent we saw this year! We strongly believe that South Africa has some of the finest young pianists in the world and we look forward to continuing to nurture and encourage our outstanding musicians!

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How the Contest Works

Piano students will be submitting a short video of themselves playing their most creative, skillful or favourite piano piece, using the hashtag #iwantmyroland, and will go up against other students to impress our esteemed judges (entry submission tutorial below). The competition will be divided into two age groups with a winner selected from each:

Primary School: Players up to the age of 13 years
High School: Players between the ages of 14 and 18 years

Entries will be open from 14 June to 28 July with only five finalists being selected from each age group. All finalists will be invited to the Final Round Gala at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria where they will perform their chosen musical piece LIVE to a theatre audience and the esteemed judges on the 14th of August.

Finalists can play any piece of music they’d like to for the Final Round performance with a maximum time limit of 5 minutes. The judges will announce the winning students and their schools on the night. For the Piano competition terms and conditions, please click here. Instructions for submitting an entry are below.

Steps to Enter

  1. Record your performance:
    • Choose one of your favorite pieces to play on any piano.
    • Position your camera using the provided videos as a guide to ensure your body, face, and hands are visible.
    • Make sure no piano brand logos are visible in the shot.
    • Keep your video under 59 seconds.
    • Aim for creativity, skill, beauty, and uniqueness in your performance.
    • Ensure good sound quality in your recording.
  1. Upload your video:
    • Post your video on social media.
    • Include the hashtag #iwantmyroland in your post.
    • Tag Roland South Africa using the handles @RolandMusicSouthAfrica on Facebook and @rolandmusicsa on Instagram.
    • Make sure your video has sound.
  1. Submit your entry:
    • Copy the link to your social media post.
    • Return to the entry page.
    • Enter the link to your post in the information field at the bottom of the page.
    • Verify that the link works before submitting.

Piano Competition Entry Form

Fill in the below fields with your social media post link to submit your entry to the My-Future-Piano Contest.

Competition Entries Are Now Closed

The competition entries period is now complete and we have moved to the next stage of the competiton. 

Please follow us on social media or subscribe to Roland South Africa to receive updates about when the next competition will be held. 

Entry Examples

Piano Competition Terms & Conditions

  • The Top 10 Finalists will be selected by a panel of our choosing
  • Any finalist who is unable to be present at the Competition Finals will forfeit their entry & be replaced by the next contestant in line
  • All entrants need to be students currently attending at a public, private, or music school in the Johannesburg & Pretoria area
  • Entry videos can be filmed on any acoustic or digital piano
  • All entrants need to ensure that their hands, body and face are in the video frame so that we can see you enjoying your performance. Please replicate the camera angle used in the example image as closely as possible
  • For younger children without social media accounts, sharing of the entry videos on the parents’ social media account is permitted, however only one person’s post per entry will be counted.
  • Upon delivery of the prizes to both the winning individuals & schools, Roland South Africa will capture content for social media use. 
  • The Organiser reserves the right to cancel the Event for any reason (including, without limitation, by reason of a Force Majeure Event). The Organiser shall notify the participants of the cancellation as soon as possible.
  • If you are the winner of a previous year’s Piano Competition, you will unfortunately not be permitted to enter again.
  • No entries past midnight on 28 July will be accepted.

Atterbury Theatre

Final Round Gala Venue

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