Masterclass - Writing for Piano with Rolf Hind - Call for Scores

Composers’ Day 2023 - Saturday 28th October 2023

The soundfestival annual Composers’ Day will take place on Saturday 28th October in central Aberdeen (detailed info to follow). As part of the day, acclaimed pianist and composer Rolf Hind will be giving a Masterclass on writing for piano. 

We are inviting composers to submit short works for piano, some of which will be selected by Rolf as material for the masterclass. During the masterclass, composers will be able to hear their pieces live and receive feedback and recommended routes for improving technical skills. The masterclass will be open to members of the public in addition to the other Composers' Day participants.


Your piece must be for solo piano.

Your piece should be no longer than five minutes in duration.

You can write something new or send in an unperformed work from your existing repertoire.

How to Apply

Deadline for applications: end of day on 18th September 2023

Application form:

Please note that you must be able to attend in-person in Aberdeen on Saturday 28th October 2023 to submit a composition for workshop. The cost for the day is £10.

We will let you know if your composition has been selected for masterclass around the end of September.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact us by emailing:

Deadline for applications: end of day on 18th September 2023
We are offering a 2-day “grace period” until end of day on 20th September for applicants who can’t reach the deadline due to health challenges, having to care for family members, or other reasonable and/or unexpected circumstances. Please state your reason in the application form.

Selection process
Rolf Hind will select the pieces.

sound is committed to working with and supporting composers from under-represented sections of the population. If you are a female or gender-minority composer, disabled, from an ethnic minority and/or from a low-income background, you can choose to self-identify in the application form.

This opportunity is part of our soundcreators programme, which focuses on nurturing creative talent. 

soundcreators is funded by Creative Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation, Aberdeen City Council, Radcliffe Trust, Fenton Arts Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation and William Syson Foundation.

soundfestival is also kindly supported by Hinrichsen Foundation, Vaughan Williams Foundation, and the University of Aberdeen.