Guide to the Trinity College Piano Syllabus (2021 - 2023)

Our guide to the Trinity 2021 - 2023 piano examination features 50+ video walk-throughs of selected repertoire form Initial to Grade 8 plus a collection of videos on preparing for an examination.


  • Repertoire - Video walk-throughs with practice suggestions, tips on style and interpretation and other ideas for a selection of pieces from all grades (Initial to Grade 8)
  • Workshops - Recordings of of our three online workshops on the Trinity Syllabus from 11th December 2021
  • Bonus content - Our guide to preparing for an examination covering topics such as sight-reading, aural, technical tests performance preparation and practice strategies.

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A Guide to the Trinity College Piano Syllabus (2021 - 2023)

This series features video walk-throughs of a selection of pieces from Trinity College London’s 2021 - 2023 piano examination syllabus, giving plenty of tips for practice, as well as suggestions for piano teachers, and guidance on matters relating to style and interpretation....


Series Index

Heumann - Spanish Guitar

Badings - Canon

Praetorious - Old German Dance

Schein (arr. Snell) - Allemande

Reinagle - Allegretto (No. 9 from 24 Short and Easy Pieces, Op. 1)

Clarke - King William’s March

Daniel Gottlob Türk - Arioso

Norton - Walking Together

Böhm – Minuet in G (from Clavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach)

Szymanowska – Mazurka

Proksch – FreuDich / Feelicitous

Kukuck - The Rowboat

Telemann - Rigaudon

Couperin – Les coucous bénévoles

Haydn – Andante (3rd mvt from Sonata in G, Hob. XVI:8)

Iles - I’m Late!

Scarlatti - Sonata in G Major

Crosland - The Clown and the Ballerina

Bartók – The Highway Robber (from For Children, Sz. 42)

Mozart - Allegretto (from The London Sketchbook, K. 15hh)

Elgar - Andantino (First movement from Sonatina)

Lemoine – Etude No. 23, Op. 37

Kuhlau – Allegretto, Op. 55 No. 2

Schumann – Sicilienne (No. 11 from Album for the Young, Op. 68)

Maykapar – Valse (No. 5 from Biriulki, op. 28)

FX Dušek - Allegro (1st mvt from Sonata XII in G major)

Proksch - And Now Let's Handel

Camidge - Scherzando (Second movement from Sonata no. 1 in G major)

Schubert - Valse sentimentale, Op. 50 No. 13

Burgmüller – Berceuse (No. 7 from 18 Characteristic Studies, Op. 109)

Tchaikovsky - Süße Träumerei (Sweet Reverie)(No. 21 from Kinderalbum, Op. 39)

Wedgewood – Large Wave

François Couperin - Allemande (from L’art de toucher le claveçin)

Byrd - Coranto (No. 218 from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)

Joseph Haydn - Finale (3rd mvt from Sonata in C major, Hob XVI: 35)

Reger - Versöhnung (Reconciliation) (No. 20 from Aus der Jugendzeit, Op. 17)

Karganov - Arabesque (Op. 6 No. 4)

Béla Bartók - Stamping Dance (from Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107, vol 5)

Alfredo Casella - Galop Final (from 11 Pezzi Infantili, Op. 35)

Bach - Invention No.12 in A Major, BWV 783

Handel - Capriccio in G minor, HWV 483

Haydn - Finale, Presto (3rd mvt from Sonata in D, Hob.XVI:24)

Martinez - Allegro (1st mvt from Sonata in E Major)

Hensel - Mélodie, Op.4 No.2

Mozart - Minuet in D major, K. 355

Fibich - Lento (Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs, Op.41 No.139)

Mendelssohn - No. 2 from Kinderstücke (Op. 72)

Bach - Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 854

Bartók - No.2 from Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (from Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107, vol. 6)

Czerny - Feodora (from Album élégant des dames pianistes, Op. 804)

Joplin - The Cascades

Rameau - Fanfarinette and La Triomphante (from Suite in A minor)

Brahms - Intermezzo in B minor (Op. 119 No. 1)

Preparing for an Examination

This collection of videos offers general tips and suggestions for preparing or a piano examination. It serves as a complement to our repertoire guides and covers topics including sight-reading, aural, technical tests (scales and arpeggios), general preparation and practice strategies....

Workshop resources

Part 3 - Advanced Grades (11 Dec 2021 @ 15:30 GMT)

Part 2 - Intermediate Grades (11 Dec 2021 @ 13:30 GMT)

Part 1 - Foundation Grades (11 Dec 2021 @ 11:30 GMT)


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