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.

composition competition Torre della Quarda

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…

AART STROOTMAN WINS GAUDEAMUS AWARD 2017

“Aart Strootman is completely original, he makes inventions in the field of sound that are particularly inspiring. He approaches composition with exceptional freshness and re-discover the sound of each instrument in an ensemble to the finest detail. A performer, an improviser, an inventor, a unique composer.” Read more…

Der Mauricio Kagel Musikpreis

Der Mauricio Kagel Musikpreis geht in diesem Jahr an den dänischen, in Berlin lebenden Komponisten und Installationskünstler Simon Steen-Andersen. Die Kunststiftung NRW vergibt den mit 50.000,- € dotierten Preis alle zwei Jahre an Musikerinnen und Musiker, die im Sinne des großen deutsch-argentinischen Komponisten Mauricio Kagel interdisziplinär arbeiten, nach neuen künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen suchen und neue Aspekte…

ACUSMATICA

Ascoltare lo Spazio / Ascoltare il Tempo The rules and conditions of three different call for works dedicated to acousmatic music are available. No participation fee is required. Deadline: 31st August 2017 Read more…

the International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara

Associazione “Musica Aperta” of Bergamo and the Fellegara Competition promoting Comittee are pleased to send you the leaflet of the International Composition Competition “Vittorio Fellegara” – Third Edition 2017, organized by Musica Aperta and dedicated to works for classic piano Trio (violin, cello and piano). The deadline for the competition is October 10, 2017. Read…

New Saxophone Quartets! – Keuris Quartet

Gaudeamus invites young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write a new saxophone quartet for the Keuris Quartet. Send a composition sketch with a maximum length of one minute before August 1. We would like to receive sheet music / PDF and a midi file. Read more..

Call for new notes for the Robot Toy Piano

Robot Toy Piano – Phyllis Chen / Ranjit Bhatnagar Gaudeamus invites young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write new notes for the Robot Toy Piano of Phyllis Chen and Ranjit Bhatnagar. We invite you to write a sketch of 30-60” seconds. We ask you to send a score in PDF-format and a midi-file…

Call for new composition for the carillon

Gaudeamus and carillonneur/carillonist Malgosia Fiebig invite young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write a new composition for the carillon of the world-famous Dom Tower in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Malgosia Fiebig is a carillonneur/carillonist in the cities of Utrecht and Nijmegen and a big advocate for new compositions for carillon.Deadline: before 1 August 2017….

Gaudeamus Award 2018

Only five composers younger than 30 years will be eligible for the Award. The categories and ensembles for 2018 are announced! Large ensemble: Asko|Schönberg | Insomnio | Ensemble Modelo62 Electric ensemble: Ensemble Klang Small vocal ensemble: Silbersee Harp solo (+electronics): Miriam Overlach Piano+electronics: Saskia Lankhoorn Open Category: Music installations or works for any other instrumentation,…

13th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition

the competition of this year is chamber music, and the establishment of music instruments to be selected of 1-9 instrumentalists combined willingly and the same instrument is not more than 4. (Without any electronic instrument, equipment and computer) The composition should be under 12 minutes. Read more…