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Composition Competitions

Deadline: Friday 29th of August
East Cork Early Music Festival invites Irish and Irish-based composers (there is no age limit) to write a new original piece for Baroque strings. The winning piece will be performed at ECEMF's main concert on October 10th 2014 by the newly-formed Cork Baroque Orchestra and their guest director, the acclaimed violinist and Early Music specialist Elizabeth Wallfisch. The composer will also receive a €300 cash prize. The composition has to be based on a ground bass form, such as bergamesca, passamezzo, chaconne, passacaglia, folia, etc.
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Posted: 9 May 2014

2nd International Alkema Composition Contest, Utrecht, NL
Deadline: 1 September 2014
Out of all participating works, the jury will select 6 works to be performed by the world famous Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and pianist Henry Kelder during the Final Concert on October 26 2014 in Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL.
Composers of all ages and nationalities are welcome to submit new compositions: for saxophone quartet and piano, with cross-over elements.
Posted: 27 January 2014

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