Nuovo Orfeo International Composition Competition, City of Padua

To mark the 50th anniversary of its foundation, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto islaunching an international competition for chamber orchestra composition. The competition is open to composers aged under 35 on 22 October 2016. Pieces entered into the competition must: – involve maximum instrumentation of two flutes (one of which may be a piccolo), two oboes (one of which may be a cor anglais), two clarinets (one of which may be a bass clarinet), two bassoons, three horns, two trumpets, piano, timpani, percussion (one player) and strings ( The panel, chaired by Salvatore Sciarrino. Deadline: 23 July 2016 (date of postmark). Read more….