8Dio Stand Out Composing Contest Prize Winner: Worldwide Competition

Steven Coltart (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Musical piece, 'Be Calm' selected as one of this years 8Dio Stand-Out composing contest winners. A worldwide competition, composers were challenged to write a piece that highlights at least one of the 8Dio virtual instruments. I chose to showcase a beautiful sounding 1928 piano, with live vocal accompaniment.  What the judges said about my music:

"Sometimes it is about getting down to the essence of music. Is there anything more soothing than a great sounding piano and delicate solo voice? Just absolutely drop dead gorgeous. The composition is such a balanced piece between virtual and live usage of instruments. What incredible times we live in. This piece really shows what happens when you put the right instrument in the right hands of a composer. Brilliant piece!”

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOnline
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2017


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