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The purpose of the Contest is the composition of a short unedited (unpublished) work for TRIO (violin, cello and piano), and QUARTET (violin, viola, cello and piano), lasting between 7 and 12 minutes.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