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Call for scores

“Music as play – The toy piano takes the stage”, a two day festival with concerts and conference, is announcing a call for toy piano scores.

Composers of any nationality and age are invited to submit newly-composed works for toy piano. Selected works will be premiered during the festival in Como (Italy) by pianist Antonietta Loffredo and then on tour performances in other countries (Spain, Portugal and Australia).



  • Pieces should be written for solo toy piano (37 key concert grand OR 25 key spinet OR 25 table top) or for toy piano and toy percussion

  • Any aesthetic trends and compositional styles are accepted

  • Duration: up to 5 mins



  • Each applicant can submit up to 2 compositions. In this case, please take into consideration two different instruments (one piece for 37 key concert grand and the second one for 25 key spinet or 25 key table top).

  • Closing date for submissions of scores: 9th December, Sunday, 2018

  • Selected scores announced: 1st  February, Friday, 2019


  • Composition/s should be submitted by email (as PDF file) along with a short biography (250 word text) to:

  • Optional: also provide a link to an Mp3 file (or email an Mp3 file)

  • Application fee: 30 Euros (non-refundable). The amount allows submission of up to 2 different works, each under 5 minutes length

  • Please title the e-mail: “MasP Festival submission - Name and Surname”. The payment proof must be attached as a PDF file.


The payment is to be sent through Bank Transfer.


Associazione Carducci
Address of beneficiary:

viale Cavallotti 7, Como 22100, Italy
Bank account details:

Credito Valtellinese - Via Sant’Elia, Como


IT 55 I 0521610900000000003996

Account number: 3996

As description of payment please indicate “Music as Play Festival"

Payment should be made in Euro. 



It is hoped that composers whose work is selected for performance can attend the festival. Please indicate in your submission whether you would be able to attend. Festival attendance (concerts and conference) is free for composers who have paid for score/s submission. 

The festival will be held thanks to the Associazione Carducci in Como, which is an entirely non-profit organization; application fees will be used only to cover organization expenses. 

MasP is not able to offer travel, accommodation or related costs.

Important dates


  • Closing date for score/s submission: 9th December, Sunday, 2018

  • Notification of acceptance: 1st February, Friday, 2019

Travel and accommodation information

Please, visit the official website of the City of Como

For any further information, please email: 

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