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Win With The Casio Sessions & Breed Music

Casio Sessions return for 2024 with Breed Music

Casio Music UK is thrilled to announce the return of Casio Sessions, its popular singer-songwriter competition for aspiring piano-playing musicians. Applications are open now.

Casio Sessions 2024

Building on the success of last year, Casio is excited to raise the bar even higher, giving a new group of talented individuals the chance to showcase their musical abilities for the chance to win an incredible prize; a Casio PX-S7000 piano, worth £2,249 plus an exclusive mastering studio session for their winning song, with the song then pressed to a limited run of vinyl records – courtesy of competition partner and physical music manufacturer Breed Media.

Casio is inviting piano-playing, singer-songwriters from around the UK to enter online by submitting a video of themselves playing an original composition – covers will not be considered. Twelve entrants will then be handpicked to compete in a live final at the stylish Ninety One Living Room jazz bar in Brick Lane, London, on Wednesday 4th September 2024. 

Finalists will perform in front of a live audience and panel of judges on Casio’s award-winning PX-S7000 in the stunning Harmonious Mustard finish, the same type of piano the winner will take home. Performances will be judged on various criteria including stage presence and writing, singing and playing ability.

Last year judges were so blown away by the calibre of original performances that they decided to award the top prize to two finalists – with the multi-talented May Payne and Stefan Mahendra both taking home a PX-S7000 piano.

Performing to a packed-out Ninety One, May captivated the audience with her beautifully raw and deeply personal original piece, I Hate It When You Touch Me while Stefan’s soulful performance of his song Orbit showcased his technical ability with his deep and warm voice. Since winning the competition last year, both May and Stefan have gone on to release EPs and played shows around the UK. 

Casio PX-S7000

The winner will also take home one of Casio’s multiple award-winning PX-S7000, the flagship model from Casio’s premium Privia series. With a high specification, including a newly developed hybrid wooden hammer keyboard and a beautiful contemporary look, it’s a popular choice among pianists and jazz musicians alike. The ability to directly plug in a microphone and use the on-board vocal effects makes this the ideal performance instrument. This stylish instrument has graced the stage at Ninety-One Living Room as the house piano for the past year, enchanting the audience through performances by esteemed artists like David Mrakpor.

Casio PX-S7000HM2 win with the Casio Sessions

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Words Mark Knight