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ABRSM Piano Syllabus 2023 & 2024 available now

We’re delighted to announce that the ABRSM Piano syllabus 2023 & 2024 books and resources are available now at Forwoods ScoreStore.  Place an order in June to secure a 15% discount!

Release Date: 9th June 2022

The new syllabus comes into effect on 1st January 2023 and features refreshed repertoire with a broad selection of music from a wide range of composers. We’ve selected the pieces so there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether they’re taking a Practical or Performance Grade exam.

The board are also excited to announce that the Piano Exam Pieces 2023 & 2024 will introduce a new book with audio format. The book + audio editions will include a unique download code giving teachers and learners easy access to fantastic audio recordings of the pieces – a great source of inspiration for exam performances.

There is no change to the scale or sight-reading requirements, so the current supporting publications will continue to be valid.

Download the Syllabus PDF

Book & Audio

Book Only

Piano Scales & Arpeggios

What’s new

  • Refreshed repertoire lists at all grades
    • 70% of the 2021 & 2022 repertoire retained (21 pieces per grade)
    • the contents of Piano Exam Pieces fully replaced (9 pieces per grade)
    • a further 9 new pieces added per grade
  • Greater choice of repertoire than before, with the lists extended to 13 pieces (39 pieces in total per grade) and with music by a more diverse range of composers featured

Validity of syllabuses

Piano 2023 & 2024 Practical and Performance syllabuses come into effect on 1 January 2023. This means that:

  • candidates can begin to present pieces from the new lists;
  • candidates can continue to present pieces from the 2021 & 2022 syllabus lists during the overlap period (see below).

For Practical Grades, the scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural-test requirements remain exactly the same as for the 2021 & 2022 syllabus.

Syllabus overlap

For candidates wishing to present pieces from the 2021 & 2022 syllabus lists, a one-year overlap period (up to 31 December 2023) applies in all countries. All three set pieces must be prepared from the same syllabus.