Upcoming Deadlines for the 2012 Solo Harp Composition Contest

Online application form, short bio, PDF of anonymous score are due on October 30, 2012. MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist is due on November 30, 2012. No digital or midi recordings will be accepted. The winning composition announced on January 30, 2013.

For applications forms and more information about the USA International Harp Composition Contest, please visit the USA IHC website www.usaihc.org. Click on 2012 Composition Contest and then on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Or if you have any questions about the contest please feel free to contact Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, the Composition Contest Chair: ruthki@chesint.net.

Competition for Piano Trios/Quartets – Deadline Extended

Deadline Extended!

XIII International Competition ”Premio Trio di Trieste”
dedicated to the Chamber Music COMPOSITION for Piano TRIO and Piano QUARTET “Giampaolo Coral Award”

The “Associazione Chamber Music” is organizing the Composition Contest for Chamber Music Ensembles – in collaboration with “Chromas – Associazione Musica Contemporanea” and with the support of the Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini” – in honour to the composer Giampaolo Coral. This event serves the purpose of increasing the contemporary repertoire of Piano Trios and Piano Quartets, and also to motivate composers to engage in compositions for Chamber Music Ensembles.

The purpose of the Contest is the composition of a short unedited (unpublished) work for TRIO (violin, cello and piano), and QUARTET (violin, viola, cello and piano), lasting between 7 and 12 minutes.

Two categories are provided:
Category “A”: scores for PIANO TRIO
Category ”B”: scores for PIANO QUARTET.
The use of electronic instruments is not allowed.

Compositions submitted should not have been used or performed in public concerts, nor placed on web sites, social networks or any other mass media channel before the first award ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, 2012.

The Contest – which will take place in Trieste from the 25th to the 27th of October 2012 – is open to composers from all nationalities. Age limit: not more than 40 years on the date of December 31st, 2012. Each contestant can participate with a maximum of 2 works, one for each category.

Deadline: October 1st, 2012 (postmarked).

Entry Fee: € 100 (one hundred Euros).

The First Prize (indivisible) is € 5,000 (five thousand Euros) for each category. The Second Prize will amount to € 1000 (one thousand Euros) for each category.

Compositions (a Piano Trio and a Piano Quartet) deemed the best by the Jury, and therefore selected for the First Prize, will be executed as compulsory piece at the 14th International Competition “Premio Trio di Trieste” and performed at a première, in May 2013, during the second preliminary round of the same competition, as well as at the Winners’ Concert. The winners of “Coral Award” will also be able to see their work performed during the “Premio Trio di Trieste” Winner’s Tours in at least 7 locations, as an exceptional way to gain excellent visibility. Their work shall also be reported to concert performers, Conservatory teachers, and specialized magazines both in Italy and abroad. Furthermore, the winning works shall be entered in the following venues and festivals (the organization is still going on):
City Summer Festival 2013 Oser, Islands of Cres and Losinj (Croatia)
Trieste Prima Festival in Trieste (Italy)The venue “Il Salotto cameristico dell’ACM” 2014 in Trieste
Festival of Contemporary Music in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst – Graz
The winning works will be published by Rugginenti Editore srl – Music Publisher, except in cases where contractual commitments with other publishers are already taking place.

Full details and application form

Young Composers Meeting 2013

From February 17-22, 2013 the 19th successive International Young Composers Meeting will take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The meeting is organized by orchestra de ereprijs in collaboration with the International Gaudeamus Music Week.

The directors of the 19th meeting are Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres and Dmitri Kourliandski.

They will get together with potential and coming talent. The aim of the meeting is to exchange thoughts, form ideas and debate about composers and composing. The directors will offer a composition assignment to the most promising composer.

The meeting is generally considered to be extremely inspiring and especially interesting for young composers.

During the week the 3-minute pieces of the selected composers will be rehearsed by orchestra de ereprijs. There will be lectures and a workshop composing for voices. And of course the final concert, including all the pieces.

We hope we have aroused your interest in this project and that you will inform young (below 30 years) talented composers about the meeting and encourage them to take part in it.

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2012
Application form available at www.ereprijs.nl

SingDownunder Composition for the Cave Competition

Following the 2012 SingDownunder tour in which a guest choir was taken to sing in the Waitomo Caves, festival organisers have decided to initiate the Composition for the Cave Competition for secondary-school aged New Zealand and Australian composers. More information is available at the website http://www.singdownunder.com/2012/08/composition-for-the-cave/

Deadline: 31 May, 2013

The Intimacy of Creativity 2013

The Intimacy of Creativity (IC), the internationally-acclaimed, annual two-week Partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between performers and emerging composers aged 25-35 hosted by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), returns to Hong Kong 22 April – 5 May, 2013 for its exciting third season. Artistic Director and internationally-renowned composer, conductor, and pianist, Bright Sheng, will be joined by Distinguished Guest Artist/Composer and 2002 MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning double-bassist, Edgar Meyer; Distinguished Guest Artist and Gramophone’s Record of the Year-winning violinist, Cho-Liang Lin, Artistic Director of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival; along with other Distinguished Guests and Guest Artists.

For more information please email info@ic.shss.ust.hk or visit the websites: http://www.ic.shss.ust.hk/2012/eng/submission_guidelines.html

Deadline: Friday 5 October, 2012