Vienna-based composers competition to feature ranking of “World’s 3 Greatest Living Classical Composers”

Rod Schejtman, global winner of the WorldVision Composers Contest

Founder of The Piano Encyclopedia and creator of a revolutionary piano learning system “The Logic Behind Music” featured on, is that picklist.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, USA, September 17, 2022 / — When we talk about classical music, we think of the great composers of past centuries: Bach, Mozart or Beethoven. However, are there living composers capable of creating classical masterpieces in our present time?

After a year and a half of intensive competition, shortlisting the hundred best of the best in 32 countries, and a grueling selection with a jury of the most renowned classical authorities of our time, the WorldVision Composer Contest has found the “top 3 greatest living symphonic classical composers of the world”.

Rod SchejtmanFounder of The piano encyclopediaand creator of a revolutionary piano learning system “The Logic Behind Music” featured on, is now on this list of the “Top 3 Composers in the World”.

His winning piece, “Luce’Nell Oscurita” (Italian: “Light in Dark Times”) is a symphonic work for 80 musicians on stage. It requires an extensive string section of 56 players; ten wind players (two oboes, two flutes, two bassoons, two clarinets, a contrabassoon and a piccolo flute); a brass section of ten (four French horns, three trombones, two trumpets and a tuba); symphonic percussion (cymbals, bass drum, timpani); and a harp. It is 14 minutes long and shows influences from Chopin, Rachmaninoff and modern film music.

The Digital Orchestra symphony orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Golikov, brings together the best professional musicians in the world, premiered Beethoven’s nine symphonies on the 250th anniversary of this great composer and will record Rod Schejtman’s masterpiece – including the masterpieces from the other two global winners, as part of one of the WorldVision Composer Contest prizes.

If Rod Schejtman got first place, he would expect a second symphony orchestra to perform his music at the historic Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. The Nova Orchestra Wien Symphony, conducted by William Garfield Walker, will premiere the number one winner’s work in Vienna, a city that has been the epicenter of classical music for centuries.

The prestigious WorldVision Composers Contest has a jury made up of the most influential figures in the world of classical music, and they will give their final vote and determine the ranking of the “new Mozarts of our time” – in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – this September 18, 2022.

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Rod Schejtman’s winning masterpiece “Luce Nell’Oscurità”

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