Composer Competitions

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International Composition Contest 2016 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra
The Contest is open only to compositions for string orchestra (7 vl, 3 vla, 2 vlc, 1 cb). All composers born after December 31, 1979 from any Country of any continent may take part in the contest and they can send one or more compositions. The competition is open to all forms of musical expression and aesthetic taste. Registration deadline: February 25, 2016. Prize: € 500,00, performance on Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Chamber Season 2016 and publication by “Edizioni Sconfinarte”. Jury: Fabio Vacchi (President), Silvia Colasanti, Antonio Eros Negri, Andrea Portera, Piergiorgio Ratti.
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05 Nov 2015 - 08 Apr 2016 25 Feb 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 05 Nov 2015
VocalEspoo Choral Composition Competition
VocalEspoo Festival announces an international choral composition competition. Categories: children’s choirs (SSA), women´s choirs (SSAA), male choirs (TTBB) and mixed choirs (SATB). The composition may be either an a cappella or an accompanied (max. 5 musicians) piece and the duration is to be between 4 and 8 minutes. The awarded works will be performed and the prizes will be presented at the opening concert of the VocalEspoo Festival at the Espoo Cultural Centre’s Tapiola Hall on 5 June 2016. The prizes, totalling at €15,000, will be awarded at the discretion of the jury.
27 Oct 2015 - 31 Jan 2016 31 Jan 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 27 Oct 2015
Florence String Quartet Call for Scores
Prizes: €1000 scholarship. Score publication by Editor Sconfinarte Cd recording and publication by XXI Century Archives, Milan. Artes Association announces the Third Edition of "FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES" in cooperation with Editor Sconfinarte. The selected scores will be created by Artes National Orchestra String Quartet during the concert of May 8 2016 at 20.00 in Teatro di Cestello in Florence and will be published by Sconfinarte Editions. The recording will also be Published in CD by XXI Century Archives, Milan.
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01 Oct 2015 - 08 May 2016 31 Mar 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 15 Oct 2015
"Franco Donatoni” International Meeting for Young Composers
Composers born after 1st January 1980 are eligible to participate in the composition competition "Franco Donatoni" International Meeting for Young Composers. Three winning compositions will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in 2016 in Milan; the selected composers will then be invited to write a chamber composition for vocal and instrumental ensemble which will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble and Neue Vocalsolisten in 2017 in Milan. Jury: Claudio Ambrosini, Frédéric Durieux, Sandro Gorli, Hanspeter Kyburz, Alessandro Solbiati. With the participation of Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
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21 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 21 Oct 2015
Basel Composition Competition
The first edition of the Basel Composition Competition, or BCC, shall take place from on 16 – 19 February 2017. Directed by the Head Juror Wolfgang Rihm, the international event was conceived by Christoph Müller and the Paul Sacher Foundation as a means to attract the most exciting composers of today to Basel and have their works premiered by Basel orchestras. The BCC is open to composers of all ages and nationalities and welcomes new, non-premiered orchestral works. Ten of which shall be shortlisted by jury. The three winning works shall receive prizes for a total of CHF 100,000.
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16 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017 31 May 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 20 Oct 2015
UkraineLVIV Musica per archi
The Composition staff will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “MUSICA PER ARCHI” COMPOSERS’ MUSIC FORUM AND COMPETITION 2016” from 6 to 10 February 2016 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra. The 12 selected works will be played on 10 February 2016 by Lviv Chamber Orchestra. All concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and professional video.
06 Feb 2016 - 10 Feb 2016 31 Dec 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 15 Oct 2015
2nd Keuris Composers Contest
Composers from all nationalities and ages are invited to send pieces for ensemble (clarinet, cello and piano - between 6-8 minutes) and/or youth symphony orchestra (between 8-10 minutes). Hip and playable but challenging for young musicians. Deadline: 18 february 2016. Final Concert at 21 mei 2016 with 3 selected pieces in each category.
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18 Feb 2016 - 21 May 2016 18 Feb 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 14 Oct 2015
United KingdomLondon/Canterbury
Leon Goossens Prize - Oboe Composition Competition
To celebrate the incredible contribution that Léon Goossens made to the oboe world, a brand new composition prize has been set up in his memory. WHAT DOES THE PRIZE OFFER? The winning composer will receive the following: - a cash prize of £500 - their winning entry published by Composers Edition - their winning entry recorded and given digital release by Oboe Classics - a world premiere performance on 16th April 2016 as part of a special celebration of the oboe repertoire at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent
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08 Oct 2015 - 30 Jan 2016 30 Jan 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 08 Oct 2015
United KingdomOxford
VQ New Works Competition 2016
The Villiers Quartet announces the 3rd edition of the VQ New Works Competition 2016, open to composers of any nationality & age writing for string quartet. Entry deadline is January 15th, 2016. The field will be narrowed to 6 composers, whose works will be video recorded and posted on the VQ website for online vote from April 1st - 15th, 2016. The top 3 finalists will have their works performed live at Oxford University on May 27th, 2016. Winner chosen by audience vote. 1st prize of £1000 + recording of work, 2nd prize £250, and 3rd prize of £125 will be awarded. Visit website for more info.
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01 Oct 2015 - 27 May 2016 15 Jan 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 05 Oct 2015
United StatesSeattle, WA
Seattle Composers Alliance 2nd Annual Internat'l Call for Scores
The Seattle Composers Alliance has announced its Second Annual Internat'l Call for Scores Competition. Compositions are for string quartet or any combo thereof, written within the past two years, never premiered. Full score and parts must be received by mail (printed) or email (in pdf format) by December 15. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Up to ten winners will be selected and notified by December 31, 2015. Entry fee is $10 USD for Assoc. SCA members, $40 for non-members and free for Full SCA members. More info and entry guidelines at
18 Sept 2015 - 15 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 24 Sept 2015
ItalyBrescia International call for scores
Composers may send one or more scores. Every score must have a precise reference to the work(s) of one, and only one, of the contemporary figurative artists related to Brescia whose works are visible in the specific pages of the website. Scores must be sent by e-mail to, in pdf format, with a description of the relationship between the score and the related art work(s). Deadline: November 30th, 2015. Selected scores will be performed in a concert in Brescia, Sancarlino Theatre, on January 2016. for more info.
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01 July 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 13 July 2015
FranceParis Île de créations, concours de composition
Orchestre national d'Île-de-France - Ce concours s’adresse aux compositeurs de moins de 32 ans au 1er janvier 2016, ayant été inscrits en cursus de composition et/ou d’orchestration en Europe entre 2011 et 2016.
01 Sept 2015 - 01 Dec 2015 N/A Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 11 June 2015

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