The international online music competition for instrumentalists and ensembles in honor of Astor Piazzolla’s music and 100th birthday

Submit your video performance of Astor Piazzolla’s work by May 3, 2021 to enter.


Prizes include performances, tours, recordings, and cash prizes.



Accessible parameters for your online submission of Piazzolla’s work.


Giving Back

Proceeds from the 2021 Piazzolla Music Competition will benefit Playing for Change Foundation.

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Meet the Jury

The Jury is headed by GRAMMY-winning pianist, composer, and former member of Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet Pablo Ziegler and includes, among others, GRAMMY-winning bandoneonist Héctor del Curto and GRAMMY-nominated bandoneonist/composer Daniel Binelli.

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Pablo Ziegler
Pablo Ziegler

GRAMMY and Multi Award-winning pianist, composer, arranger

Hector Del Curto
Héctor del Curto

GRAMMY-winning bandoneonist

Daniel Binelli
Daniel Binelli

GRAMMY-nominated bandoneonist and composer

Astor Piazzolla

Born in Argentina as the only child of Italian immigrant parents, Astor Piazzolla is universally considered the preeminent figure in the history of tango and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. His compositions, including beloved and widely performed works such as “Libertango,” “Oblivion,” and “Adios Nonino,” have become standards of musical repertoire.

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Competition Partners

Presented in collaboration with Fundación Astor Piazzolla, and with the involvement of the composer’s family, including his widow Laura Escalada Piazzolla and grandson Daniel Villaflor Piazzolla, the Competition’s aim is to find and elevate top undiscovered talent through performances of Piazzolla’s work. The Competition’s Honorary President is GRAMMY-winning musician Gary Burton, a close friend of the late Astor Piazzolla.

Laura Escalada Piazzolla
Laura Escalada Piazzolla

Patroness of Piazzolla
Music Competition

Daniel Villaflor Piazzolla
Daniel Villaflor Piazzolla

VP, Fundación Astor Piazzolla
General Partner

Gary Burton
Gary Burton

Honorary President
Piazzolla Music Competition