Competitions

Competition suggestion from the members

Every year, a system involving local juries from member sections of the ISCM selects the works to be performed at the WNMD Festival. There are of course also a wide variety of other competitions for composers and musicians, and some of the most relevant ones are listed here.

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Composers’ Association of Serbia Announces a Call for Scores – Deadline 31 Oct 2021

The Composers’ Association of Serbia has announced a Call for Scores for the 31st International Review of Composers, 2022 which will take place in Belgrade from 1 to 5 October 2022. The Call is open until 31 October 2021 at midnight (Central European Time – CET). Submission is FREE and not anonymous. All eligible submissions…

First Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021

The 1st Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021 is a multi-faceted musical event presented by the Hong Kong Harmonica Association. The Association envisions to enrich local and global harmonica culture with this world-class competition, which is the first large-scale global competition dedicated specifically to music for this instrument. The HK Composers’ Guild,…

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Announcing the 10th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC) 2021

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music has announced the 10th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC). RACC aims to promote extensive exchange between Chinese and Western music, encouraging innovative and explorative composition for Chinese and Western musical instruments, and build a high-end platform to introduce outstanding original musical works to the public. A positive theme that embodies…

1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival “Art Creation Awards” International Orchestral Composition Competition 2020

1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival “Art Creation Awards” International Orchestral Composition Competition 2020 The 1st “Art Creation Awards” International Orchestral Composition Competition 2020 is one of the events of the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival 2020 to encourage young composers to create more original works. Rather than just a single-orientation competition, it is blended with concerts,…

16th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2020

16th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2020 ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music ISCM-Chengdu section Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Chairmen of the Organizing Committee Prof. Zhou Siyuan Chairperson of Sichuan Conservatory of Music Council…

Winners List of the 8th RACC 2019

First Prize: The Solitary’s dream – For Flute, Pipa, Erhu, Piano and String Quartet Composer Sheng Meng (China) Second Prize: Pendulum Trigonometry – For Erhu, Violin, Cello, Pipa and Piano Composer Kevin Lang (Austria) LvYao – For Xindi, Pipa, Erhu, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass Composer Wang Ruiqi (China) Third Prize: Lyrical…

The 9th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC) 2020

— Regulations —— I. General ProvisionsThe Rivers Awards Composition Competition aims to promote extensive exchange between Chinese and Western music, encouraging innovative and explorative composition for Chinese and Western musical instruments, and build a high-end platform to introduce outstanding original musical works to the public. II. OrganizationHost: Shanghai Conservatory of Music(SHCM)Organizer: The Composition Department of…

Final Evaluation of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE (2019) Students’ New Music Composition Competition, Chengdu, China

Final Evaluation of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE (2019) Students’ New Music Composition Competition, Chengdu, China 2019 CHENGDU-CHINA 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition has successfully ended on December 8th, 2019. The committee received 57 pieces from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippine, USA, France, Brazil, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Malaysia, UK, Japan,…

KAZIMIERZ SEROCKI 16TH INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION 2019

TOTAL VALUE OF PRIZES: 25.000 PLN DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: September 5th ENTRY FEE:55 EUR The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. More than one score per composer is permitted. It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions, excluding compositions already published.Only compositions for chamber ensemble of…

XII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero”

HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero” whose prize ceremony will be held on 14 of September 2019. The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music. Terms and conditions: http://www.hauspoz.org/index.php/en_EN/concurso-fco-escudero/bases-2019