Ton de Leeuw International Competition for Young Composers

Dear Friends,

I wish to notify the young composers that only 15days remain until September 5, 2008 – the deadline of sending applications to the
International Competition for Young Composers ”Ton de Leeuw 2008”.

1). The Jury will select 12 works that will be performed (Asmus Ensemble, dir. Alqi Lepuri; Concert Hall, Academy of Arts, Tirana) in 24, 25, 26 November 2008.
a. 6 works will be performed in November 24; b. 6 works will be performed in November 25;
c. In the Final Night Concert will be performed the 6 best works (from the 12 selected and performed formerly) and the prizes will be announced:
First Prize / Ton de Leeuw: 1000€; Second Prize / Ton de Leeuw: 800€; Third Prize / Ton de Leeuw: 600€; Special Prize / AELFIOR EDITIONS: 200 €

2). The performed works of the participant composers will be recorded and the authors will receive a CD copy of the recording.

3). These performed works will also be TV recorded and broadcasted.

4). The 12 selected works (after an agreement with the authors/composers) will be published by AELFIOR EDITIONS ( and the authors will receive a copy of their published/edited work; from their distribution the authors/composers will earn 15% from each sold score/publication.

6). The formation (single/partial/solo, combinations or full mode) is: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet. Piano, String quartet.

Best regards,
Prof. Aleksander Peçi

President of AELFIOR

Adam Cello Young Composers Competition

Adam Cello New Zealand
Young Composers Competition

The Adam International Cello Festival Trust Board are pleased to announce the launch of the second Young Composers’ Competition to run alongside Adam Cello New Zealand, the 7th Adam International Cello Festival and Competition which will take place at the Arts Centre in Christchurch from 27th March to 3 April 2009

The competition is open to composers under the age of 30 on 1 November 2008 and are enrolled in or are graduates from a New Zealand secondary or tertiary level School of Music. There is no lower age limit.

The competition brief is to compose a short (31?2 max), encore-like piece, ideally taking into account the repertoire for the 2nd round of the competition (Beethoven – Sonata op 102 No 1 or Sonata op 102 No 2 and one of the following Sonatas: Rakhmaninov, Miaskovsky No 2, Prokofiev, Schnittke No 1), either in a way of quotations/allusions, or a free, cadenza-like fantasy. The piece should be based on a theme from Haydn to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death.

The winning composition will be a compulsory requirement in the round two repertoire of the 7th ADAM International Cello Festival and Competition and will be performed at the finals gala concert with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on 3rd April 2009.

The competition will be judged by pianist and composer Gao Ping and Professor Alexander Ivashkin. A prize of NZ $1000 will be awarded for the winning composition.

Entry form and terms and conditions can be downloaded from Entries close 1 November 2009 with the winner to be announced on the 15 November 2008.

Contact festival manager Catherine Lister for further information.

The Committee Clocktower Concert 2008

The Committee presents a concert of new works in Auckland University clocktower

Titled ‘Out Of Order’, this will be The Committee’s Fourth Clocktower concert – in as many years.

Composers include:
Anthony Young
Yvette Audain
Claire Scholes
Peter Willis
Ben Cragg
Sam Hamilton
Andrew McMillan
Chris O’Connor

Performers will include:
Claire Scholes
Peter Scholes
Yvette Audain
Chris O’Connor
and The Amazonian Amphibian Choir

The important details:
The Committee presents ‘Out of Order’
University of Auckland Clocktower, 22 Princes St
Friday August 29th at 7.30pm
$10 waged/$5 unwaged (tickets at the door only)