Torre Della Quarda – 2018

The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition.

The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all countries, without limits of age, aesthetic trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamic relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refundable) of:
Euros 15 for section 1 (chamber music)
Euros 35 for section 2 (orchestra)

Scores must be received no later than 15th April 2018

For instrumentation and further information see http://www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition-2018/

CALL FOR SCORES “RISUONANZE 2018”

Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2018 – incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place in Friuli Venezia Giulia region – Italy.

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

Pieces should be written or the specified instruments and chamber groups; use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

18 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2018” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.

Submission deadline: March 19th, 2018

Please see the following page for the range of available instrumentation: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html

2018 NZ Composer Sessions

in association with NZSO, RNZ Concert and SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is proud to announce the selection for the 2018 NZ Composer Sessions. Eight New Zealand composers’ works will be rehearsed and performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and recorded by RNZ Concert in January next year:

Chris Adams: Otira Gorge
Reuben Jelleyman: Hue Saturation and Brightness
Louisa Nicklin: One
Philip Norman: Two Fanfares
Andrew Perkins: Three Spanish Songs
Anthony Ritchie: Albatross in Flight
Patrick Shepherd: Lithosphere (3rd mvt)
Alex van den Broek: Barbour St. Late Evening

“NZ Composer Sessions is a quintessential SOUNZ project, bringing together our composers with the national orchestra to create high quality recordings of contemporary NZ music”, says SOUNZ Executive Director Diana Marsh. “Once again we are grateful for the support of our partners NZSO and RNZ Concert in helping to bring New Zealand composers’ music to a wider audience. The sessions also provide a valuable opportunity for other arts organisations to hear works by a range of New Zealand composers.”

A panel made up of representatives of the NZSO, RNZ Concert and the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) selected the latest eight works to be recorded.

First-time participant Louisa Nicklin said, “I am so grateful to be selected for this amazing opportunity working with such talented musicians. This is my first year out of university and I couldn’t be happier with this outcome as it enables me to continue to develop as a composer.”

The 2018 recordings will take place in January at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington, including a concert for invited guests to promote the works to a range of orchestras and broadcasters.

The selected composers welcome the opportunity to work with the national orchestra. Andrew Perkins, who is taking part in the recordings for the third time, said, “The award provides me the welcome opportunity to work again with the NZSO, a world-class orchestra. I am also grateful of the acknowledgement of my work as a New Zealand composer.”

The project, previously known as NZSO-SOUNZ Readings (1998-2011) and NZSO-RNZ Concert-SOUNZ Recordings (2010-2016), was re-launched as NZ Composer Sessions this year. The collaboration offers composers an opportunity to have their orchestral compositions workshopped and performed by a professional orchestra, to be recorded in a professional setting and promoted to presenters. Throughout the years, over 130 works by 65 New Zealand composers have been recorded.

See the SOUNZ website for more information about the composers and the works.

Risingholme Orchestra Composition Competition

The Risingholme Orchestra is pleased to announce the Janet and John Emeleus Composition Prize for “Meaningful Musical Miniatures”.

Open to all Cantabrians, the competition encourages composers of all ages to hear their work performed in a concert scheduled for 1 July 2018 in The Piano: centre for music and the arts.

Cash prizes to a total value of $1,000 are available.

Finalist works will be given a performance in a concert by the Risingholme Orchestra.

For more information please see: https://www.risingholmeorchestra.co.nz/

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Viola Composition Competition 2017

Entries are invited for the 2017 ANZVS Viola Composition Competition.

Aim: To promote composition and performance of new viola works in Australia and New Zealand.

Closing dates for all 2017 Divisions: 2 August 2017

Conditions of Entry:

  1. The composer must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand
  2. Divisions. There are two age divisions:
    Student: Under 18 years old as of 31 July 2017
    Open: 18 years old or over as of 31 July 2017
    Categories: (Both divisions have two categories)
    Composers may submit one entry in each category:
    Viola Solo Category: Viola Solo (unaccompanied)
    Viola Ensemble Category: Two or more violas
    (only viola ensembles – no other instrument allowed)
  3. Pieces are to be up to five minutes duration.
  4. The composition must indicate metronome markings and duration.
  5. The composition must not have been previously performed in public, or previously published, nor may it be a transcription in part or whole ofanother work that has been previously published or performed.
  6. Each composition including score and parts, is to be submitted electronically including a soundfile and entry form. Email a request for the official entry form and detailed guide to Olwyn Green: cogreen@actrix.co.nz with the heading: ANZVS Viola Comp Entry Form Request
  7. The manuscript must be easily legible when printed on A4 portrait sheets with consideration given to convenient page turns (if needed) for the performer. The composer must be identified on the manuscript itself by a nom-de-plume to ensure anonymity.
  8. Judging: ANZVS has appointed a panel of three judges with a range of experience in composition and performance on the viola. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Prizes for each division:
    Student: $250 in prize money for each category
    (Solo & Ensemble) to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
    Open: $500 in prize money for each category
    (Solo & Ensemble) to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
    Special prizes: Up to $100 to be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
    The judges reserve the right not to award a prize or modify the amount of any prize.
  10. The winning, highly commended compositions and entries from composers who attend the viola days will then be performed in the workshop and awards session:
    September 3rd, 9:00–10:30 am at the 44th International Viola Congress in Wellington
  11. Results will be published in the issue of the ANZVS Journal after all the prizes have been awarded.
  12. Manuscripts and photocopies will be retained to be used in workshops at the congress. At all times copyright remains with the composer.

Closing date 2nd August, 2017.

MANIFESTE-2018, THE ACADEMY

June 18 30, 2018

At the center of ManiFeste, the academy offers young composers, artists, and musicians from the four corners of the globe to take part in composition workshops, In Vivo dance and theater workshops, interpretation master classes, and classes on computer music.

Applications accepted Sept. 26 – October 30, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/lacademie/

Cursus – Practical Training in Composition and Computer Music

September 2018 – June 2019

The Cursus program enables 10 young composers to learn the software designed by IRCAM applied to composition. Objective of the program: acquire the technical autonomy necessary to create a musical work with electronic presented during ManiFeste.

Applications accepted October 4 – 25, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/formations-superieures/cursus/

 

Call for scores – NZ Harp Duo Composition Competition

The New Zealand Harp Duo are pleased to announce a competition for a new composition for two concert harps.
Two first prizes are offered, one for each category.

Category 1: 2-4 minutes
Must be currently enrolled in secondary school
Prize money $300

Category 2: 4-8 minutes
Under 30 years of age
Prize money $600

The winning compositions will be performed as part of the NZ Harp Duo’s concert series in 2017.

Closing date: entries must be received by midnight on the 19th August. Winners will be notified by 30th of September.

For further information see http://nzharpduo.com/composers-competition

3rd Composition Competition Fellegara 2017

Associazione Musica Aperta is pleased to announce the Third Edition of the International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara. The proposal of the competition arose from the commitment of a Committee of musicians, students and admirers of the composer in order to promote initiatives aimed at rewarding a production of new chamber music. The 2017 edition is devoted to classic piano Trio (piano, violin and cello), an ensemble with a great and ancient tradition, encouraging composers to reinvent its potential in which musical languages of the twentieth century lead convincingly to suitable results for listening. Musica Aperta strongly hopes that the initiative can once again arouse the best creations in musicians today.

REGULATIONS

Art. 1
Associazione Musica Aperta, under the patronage of City of Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti, Donizetti Foundation, Bergamo Musica Festival, University of Bergamo, “Donizetti” Conservatory of Bergamo, MIA Foundation, announces the Third Edition of International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara.

Art. 2
The 2017 competition is devoted to compositions for classic Trio (piano, violin and cello). No form of amplification or live electronics is allowed.

Art. 3
The competition will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age, also previously performed, provided that they are neither composed before 2008, nor given to a publisher in any form, or released on the Internet. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below.

Art. 4
The duration of the composition must be between 5 and 12 minutes.

Art. 5
Scores must be sent per e-mail, in a digital format, to the following address:

concorso.fellegara@gmail.com

The registration deadline is set for October 10, 2017.

For more info see http://dinamico2.unibg.it/mabg/