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Composition Competitions

Malta International Composition Competition
Deadline: 1 April 2015
MIMC | Composition Competition | for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) in any style. The Prize will be awarded in July 2015. Composition Competition, is open to composers of all nationalities born after 1 April 1974 (40 years). Смотреть Правила нa Русском. Max two compositions for each composer is allowed, max 15 minutes. The work/s may have been performed already. International Jury composes of three well-known composers, President, Final Jury member. At most, 5 final works will be chosen. May 2015, the results will be posted on website. Every chosen candidate will receive confirmation.
Details:
vfimf.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/application-form-composition-competition-2015.pdf [pdf]
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Posted: 10 February 2015

The Molinari Quartet's Sixth International Competition for Composition
Deadline: 1 April 2015
The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Sixth International Competition for Composition for string quartet. Composers who are 40 years old or less as of April 1st 2015 are invited to submit an original work for string quartet. The best compositions will be played in concert during the Molinari Quartet's Twentieth and Beyond series to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) during the 2015-2016 season.
Details:
quatuormolinari.qc.ca/en/?page_id=61
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Posted: 13 November 2014

International Composition Competition Harlebeke 2015
Deadline: Tuesday 7th of April 2015
For the sixth time, the International Composition Competition Harelbeke will be organized in Harelbeke (Belgium). The aim of this competition is to encourage talented composers to integrate the achievements of contemporary music and current composition techniques into wind orchestra compositions.
Contemporary music, more specifically in the sector of music for wind and percussion instruments, deserves permanent backing. As town council, our aim is to motivate composers and performers and to provide a window onto the world. Building a musical bridge between international communities is essential for the future of mankind. This competition contributes to this goal.
A unique feature of this competition is that the works of the three finalists will be performed live by the wind orchestra Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke.
Details:
Web: www.harelbeke.be/cchetspoor/buitensporigheden/international-composition-competition-harelbeke/icch-english
Posted: 12 March 2015

Claxica 2015 Composition Competion for Guitar & Strings
Deadline: 27 April 2015
The Music Association "Ousia Armonica", in collaboration with the municipality of Castel d'Aiano (BO) andMontese (MO) - Italy, announces and organizes the sixth international composition contest. This year the composition has to be dedicated to guitar and string quartet instead of the usual category for solo guitar. Open to all composers.
Details:
Web: www.claxica.it/en/compositioncompetition
Posted:10 February 2015

Boston Guitarfest X
Deadline: 15th of June 2015
A work for solo guitar (no more than 15 minutes). No published, or previously awarded compositions should be submitted. Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The real name of the composer should only appear on the first page of the submitted score(s).
Special attention will be given to works reflecting this year's theme 'The Eternal Feminine'.
Details:
Web: www.bostonguitarfest.org/2015/competitions/composition-competition/
Posted: 12 March 2015

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2015
"We are looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live."
Composers younger than 40 years can submit pieces for piano that are suitable for children and young adults.
Details:
Web: www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com
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Posted: 10 February 2015

USA International Harp Competition's 5th Solo Harp Composition Contest - 2015
Deadline: 30th of October 2015
The Composition Contest for the USA International Harp Competition takes place prior to the triennial performance competition. The Contest was established as a part of its mission "to encourage composers to write new works for the harp and to promote the harp and harp music." Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp.
Details:
Web: usaihc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=394
Posted: 12 March 2015

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