Casio launches ‘Casio Sessions’ – a singer-songwriter competition for aspiring piano-playing musicians.
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About Casio Sessions
Casio Music UK, one of the world’s most renowned producers of electronic keyboards and digital pianos, has announced a brand new competition – in partnership with Loop Music – aimed at piano-playing artists called ‘Casio Sessions.’
Win Cash & Casio
The competition will take place on Thursday 21st September 2023 at Casio’s G-SHOCK store in Carnaby Street, London, with one lucky musician chosen to win one of Casio’s multiple award-winning PX-S7000 digital pianos worth £2,249 and £500 cash.
Singer-songwriters who play piano across the UK are invited by Casio and Loop Music to enter online by submitting a video audition of themselves playing an original composition – covers will not be considered.
Twelve musicians will be selected to take part in the live final of the competition that will take place in London. Finalists will perform on Casio’s flagship model from its Privia Series – the PX-S7000.
The Casio PX-S7000
The multiple award-winning PX-S7000 sets a new standard in digital pianos. It includes a newly developed hybrid wooden hammer keyboard and a contemporary look. The ability to directly plug in a microphone and make use of the onboard vocal effects makes this the ideal performance instrument for up-and-coming singer-songwriters.
Meet The Judges
The finalists will be judged by Neil Evans and Dan Henry of Casio Music UK and Mohamed A Sawyer and Emmanuel Tchombe of Loop Music. Musicians will be scored on various criteria including stage performance and presence. The lucky winner will take home a PX-S7000 as well as £500 cash. All twelve live finalists will receive content captured from the Casio Sessions event, including professional photography and videography of their performances.
Neil Evans, Head of Casio Music UK, said…
“We’re excited to kick off Casio Sessions – a competition dedicated to aspiring piano-playing songwriters across the country. Alongside Loop Music and its community of musicians and creatives, we hope to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming UK-based talent. Casio has always been proud to support music making and its benefits across all genres and ages. We can’t wait to discover new talent and see how the competition unfolds.”
Entries are open now until midnight 30th of August, with twelve finalists selected on 4th of September. To enter submit a video audition and complete a simple form via the Casio website. All ages and musical styles are welcome. The full terms and conditions, including full scoring criteria, can be found here.