LONDON EAR FESTIVAL 21 -24 March, 2013

London Ear Festival of Contemporary Music is a new international event, and is London’s only festival dedicated entirely to contemporary classical music.

It will present music by established, emerging and undiscovered composers from several countries.

As well concerts by world class performers and opportunities for advanced young performers, the festival is to host a major international composers’ competition.

The competition is divided into two categories

a) Pieces for ensemble
b) Pieces for solo piano

Submissions are invited from composers of any age, and of all nationalities.

Prizes will be awarded in both categories as follows:

1st Prize: £1000, performance at the London Ear Festival,
and publication by Verlag Neue Musik, Berlin of the winning piece.

2nd Prize: £500, and a performance of the piece at the London Ear Festival

The prize-winning pieces will be performed by Uroboros Ensemble and Ian Pace (piano)

The performances of the winning pieces will be recorded and, subject to agreement by all parties,
will be released as a download on the Sargasso label.

The four finalists (two in each category) will be invited to stay in London as guests of the Festival for the night of the performance of their pieces.

There will be two international juries: one for the ensemble category to be chaired by Michael Finnissy, and one for the piano category to be chaired by Ian Pace.

Full details of the competition, and a submission form, can be found on the London Ear Festival website:

2013 Atlantic Music Festival Fellowship Opportunity

The Atlantic Music Festival announces its call for entries for the Fellowship Program applicants. Submission forms can be completed directly online at the official Atlantic Music Festival website.

AMF Fellowship provides complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency. The program offers gifted young artists opportunities to perform and collaborate with artist-faculty members as resident artists of the Atlantic Music Festival.

The early submission deadline to submit for the U.S. and International applicants is December 1, 2012.

The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and application requirements for the 2013 AMF Fellowship Program are available on the Atlantic Music Festival website. Information is also available through the Atlantic Music Festival by email to, or by regular mail to Atlantic Music Festival, 228 Park Ave S #31975, New York, NY 10003.

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