composition – MUSIC:ED https://musiceducation.global The global community for music education Mon, 07 Dec 2020 10:13:36 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 https://musiceducation.global/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/cropped-MUSICED-ident-f64c72-round-light-with-stroke-960x960-1-32x32.png composition – MUSIC:ED https://musiceducation.global 32 32 Chetham’s International Summer School for Pianists https://musiceducation.global/event/chethams-international-summer-school-and-festival-for-pianists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chethams-international-summer-school-and-festival-for-pianists https://musiceducation.global/event/chethams-international-summer-school-and-festival-for-pianists/#respond Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?post_type=tribe_events&p=41066 Stoller Hall

Stoller HallThe Chetham's International Piano Summer School is a source of inspiration, fun, insight and focus for everyone who enjoys the piano and piano playing

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No Audition Required!

“an unforgettable experience, brought about not only by excellent organisation but by the trust and friendliness of
everyone”

“fantastic enriching experience”

In 2021 we are determined to move forward and offer the warmest, most generous and inspirational support for pianists and pianophiles that we possibly can.  Who knows what the future will bring? 

Online and onsite

We have learnt so much from 2020 – the pandemic has completely changed our lives.  We would be ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater’ if we were to totally forget about online possibilities for 2021, and that is why the 21st edition of our beloved summer school will set new standards and parameters by simultaneously being both online and onsite in Manchester.


About the Summer School

Founded in 2001, the Chetham’s Piano Summer School is now firmly established as one of the most vibrant, respected, inspirational and universally friendly events of its kind in the world. Participants enrol from all five continents and are inspired, guided and educated by an extraordinary faculty of over 60 internationally celebrated performer-teachers.

With seven recital halls, 100 practice rooms, on-site accommodation and meals, Chetham’s Piano Summer School has proved time and time again to be an outstanding course, a universal haven for everyone who loves piano. We are frequently questioned about eligibility and standards for enrolment. The truth is that the summer school is spiritually and materialistically large enough to include literally everyone who loves piano!

By streaming all the major concerts and lectures as well as  by making available online major parts of the teaching that happens on the course daily, we are immediately opening out our unique opportunities to participants who may be unable for all kinds of reasons to travel to Manchester in person.

We want all piano lovers to be able to take part in what we offer. For this reason there is now the opportunity to have online lessons exclusively if you register to be a participant on the course. We have created a bespoke online programme that will include virtual coffee mornings, as well as the opportunity to watch ‘live’ all the major recitals, lectures and a sizeable proportion of the teaching directly from Manchester.

For those who are able to come to Chetham’s in person and work face to face with our extraordinary faculty as well as attend all of the events, the programme surely speaks for itself.  However, it may be possible for participants to have one or more lessons online with selected members of the online faculty by using the excellent AV machines that are now firmly installed in many of the teaching rooms in Chetham’s school.

Who should join us

Here are group listings of some – but not all – of the participants who have enjoyed Chetham’s Summer School in recent years:

  • Young concert artists preparing to enter top international competitions such as the Leeds (18–35)
  • Adult amateurs of all levels, including those returning to the instrument after decades of neglect as well as those who play to professional standard (30–85)
  • Teenagers who enjoy piano but do not intend to pursue music as a professional career
  • Talented children under the age of 12
  • Beginners of any age who may come for just a few hours or more
  • Students from specialist schools, junior and senior conservatoires and conservatoire students
  • Observers, including parents, music teachers and music lovers of all ages
  • School pupils who wish to audition for specialist music school or apply for entry in the future to conservatoires and university

Venues

The practice facilities and teaching rooms are of exceptional standard. In 2017 the outstanding new Stoller Concert Hall was opened- offering a world class performance space for the evening recitals.

Along with this exceptional venue for large scale concerts and recitals, there are many other smaller venues – ensemble rooms – which are available for teaching, practising, and participants’ concerts during the course.

The summer school also benefits from the use of the Carole Nash Recital Hall and the newly refurbished Whiteley Hall, a venue which is now used for international masterclasses during the school academic year.

The course schedule of lectures and evening recitals again promises to be entertaining and thought-provoking, providing a balance and contrast to the one-to-one tuition which will take place during the morning and afternoon sessions each day. All accommodation is within the school. The atmosphere is made unique by the fact that faculty and participants dine and socialise together enabling everyone to feel very welcome – so much so that there are many ‘regulars’ who come every year.


CIPSS Part One – Onsite or Online

CIPSS Part Two – Onsite or Online

 

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YouTube launch for St Mary’s Music School musicians https://musiceducation.global/youtube-launch-for-st-marys-music-school-musicians/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=youtube-launch-for-st-marys-music-school-musicians Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:40:24 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?p=131257 Music for About 14 Musicians

Music for About 14 MusiciansA new composition, Music For About 14 Musicians , written by composer and saxophonist Rob Hall and performed by junior instrumentalists at St Mary’s Music School, has gone live on […]

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Music for About 14 MusiciansMusic for About 14 Musicians

A new composition, Music For About 14 Musicians , written by composer and saxophonist Rob Hall and performed by junior instrumentalists at St Mary’s Music School, has gone live on YouTube.

The work, featuring photographic art by Susheila Jamieson, began as an exercise in style for a large ensemble class and built on Steve Reich’s classical minimalist work Music for 18 Musicians.

Music For About 14 Musicians features musicians from St Mary’s Music School Junior Ensemble:

  • Violins – Hester, Klara, Olivia, Lara
  • Pianos – Michelle, Connor, Connie, Katie
  • Brass/Winds – Oscar, Benjamin, Viktor

Rob Hall, who teaches clarinet and saxophone at St Mary’s Music School and also leads the Junior Ensemble, said:

‘Work on the project began just before Easter but since the school was closed for the summer term, we moved online and put together a condensed version for video during lock-down in June 2020.

‘Performers contributed their individual parts to the collective whole, which was no easy task given the stringent distancing restrictions in place which prevented the group from meeting and rehearsing together.

‘We were delighted when visual artist Susheila Jamieson agreed to be involved. I collaborated with her on a performance project in Edinburgh Jazz Festival some years ago and I felt her perceptive work would provide a supportive visual backdrop with the right aesthetic to compliment the music. ‘

Susheila Jamieson. a professional sculptor and arts educator based in the Scottish borders, said:

‘I am primarily a sculptor carving stone and would say that I am not musical as I do not play an instrument but I do like having my eyes and ears opened to new things and linking images with sound does that.

‘Most of the artwork that I do involves removing and shaping and it is intriguing to actually build experiences by combining sound and images.  My own work takes most of its inspiration from nature and the wider environment and result in artworks that are both sensuous and powerful. Like nature itself.

‘The images used in the piece are a blend of those that reflect the rhythm of our changing seasons and ideas of contained energy, awakening, slow and steady growth, strength, dying back and stored energy, and others taken around the coastal area at Prestongrange. These reflect both the constancy of the sea, tidal movements  as well as the past industrial character of the area now long gone. They are about how everything returns to nature. Nature prevails.’

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Royal College of Organists Composition Competition 2020 https://musiceducation.global/event/royal-college-of-organists-composition-competition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=royal-college-of-organists-composition-competition Fri, 01 May 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?post_type=tribe_events&p=96310 Organ in St Laurentius Kirche in Wuppertal

Organ in St Laurentius Kirche in WuppertalThe Royal College of Organists has announced a composition competition as part of its offer to all organists and composers during the Covid-19 period of social isolation

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About the Competition

The Royal College of Organists has announced a composition competition as part of its offer to all organists and composers during the Covid-19 period of social isolation.

 

Regulations

The competition will have two categories:

(1) applicants who are under 25 years of age at the submission deadline
(2) applicants who are 25 years of age and over (there is no upper age limit) at the submission deadline

The submitted composition should be for solo organ OR for organ and one instrument or voice. The writing for organ should be playable comfortably on an instrument of at least two manuals and pedal. The use of pedal and more than one manual is expected. Where the composer is not an organist a general guide to required dynamics and timbres may be provided on the score rather than a detailed registration scheme. Where a text is set, the text can be either sacred or secular. Text which is in copyright may be used but permission will need to sought by the applicant, and confirmed and (if appropriate) purchased, before submitting the work.

Compositions should have the following timings in performance:

(1) under 25 years of age: 3–6 mins
(2) 25 years of age and over: 5–8 mins

A submitted composition should not have been performed or published before.

 

Jury

The jury will be chaired by Mr Gerard Brooks, the RCO President. He will be joined by Ms Judith Weir CBE, Master of the Queen’s Music, and Mr Thomas Trotter, international concert organist and organist of Birmingham Town Hall.

 

Prizes

A first and a runner-up prize will be available in each category. A first prizewinner will have his or her work played at College concerts and events, recorded for permanent upload to iRCO (the College’s digital content hub), and published by the RCO. The College will endeavour to promote its first prizewinners through a variety of means. A runner-up will have his or her work featured in performances at College-organised events.

 

How to enter

  • The closing date for the submission of entries is 17.00 BST on Tuesday 1 September 2020. There is no charge for submission.
  • Entries should be clearly labelled as ‘RCO Composition Competition 2020’ and submitted by e-mail to: admin@rco.org.uk
  • The score (and part as appropriate) should be submitted as a PDF (or PDFs where an additional part is involved). The material can be a scan of handwritten manuscript (please ensure legibility) or output from a notation programme. Do not send native files. Do not put your own name on the score itself; instead, please use a pseudonym.
  • When submitting the PDF(s), in the accompanying e-mail to admin@rco.org.uk please supply your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, and confirmation of the pseudonym you have used on your score. Also required are a short biography and a statement by you as the composer that your submitted composition is entirely your own, original work, and that it has never been published or performed in public.
  • After the deadline the anonymised scores will be forwarded to the jury for shortlisting and for final adjudication. The panel will reach its decisions and notify the RCO of its decisions using the provided pseudonyms, thus preserving complete anonymity. The RCO will notify the winners and publish the results.

 

Additional information

By submitting an entry an applicant grants permission to the RCO in the event of a first or runner-up placement to make arrangements as per the prize statement above, and also to make a public announcement in printed and electronic form.

The jury reserves the right not to award the prizes and its decision will be final and may not be appealed against.

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The Commonwealth Coronavirus Composition Challenge https://musiceducation.global/event/the-commonwealth-coronavirus-composition-challenge/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-commonwealth-coronavirus-composition-challenge Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?post_type=tribe_events&p=104321 Commonwealth Resounds Coronavirus Composition Challenge

Commonwealth Resounds Coronavirus Composition ChallengeThis exciting new competition has been created to help young people around the world whose schools have closed to compose music which is their own personal response to the coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic

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About the competition

This exciting new competition has been created to help young people around the world whose schools have closed to compose music which is their own personal response to the coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.

EXCELLENT PRIZES – cash awards, high-profile performance opportunities plus composition advice and tuition from some of the finest professional composers in the world.

 

Some ideas to help you get started

  • Your piece must be written for at least one and no more than five performers
  • Your music can be a tribute to a volunteer or professional whois working to help people affected by COVID 19
  • Your piece can be written for someone who has suffered from COVID 19.
  • The music can be your own personal creative response to the coronavirus.
  • Your music can include information about COVID 19
  • You are allowed to make a video to be shown with your music.
  • You may use electronics in your composition.

 

Conditions for entry

  1. You should be aged between 11 and 18 years old on 1 April 2020
  2. You should live in one of the 53 Commonwealth Countries, including the UK
  3. UK Students who who attend specialist music schools or junior departments at music conservatoires may not enter
  4. Your parents or guardians must let us know that they are happy for you to enter this competition
  5. All entries must be received on or before Wednesday 1 July 2020
  6. Any material submitted (including videos and electronics) must be entirely your own work. You will be asked to confirm this
  7. Your composition should be no longer than 3 minutes in length
  8. You and your parents will be asked for permission to share selected information about you if you are a winner in this competition
  9. There will be three awards for young people entering this competition:
    • The Audience Vote
    • Young Adjudicators’ Award
    • Overall Award for The Commonwealth Coronavirus Composition Challenge

 

How to enter

Please download and complete the application form from this page and send this and your composition to Phil Dutton at cicompositionmanager@gmail.com.

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The Commonwealth International Composition Award: Grand Final https://musiceducation.global/event/the-commonwealth-international-composition-award-grand-final/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-commonwealth-international-composition-award-grand-final Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?post_type=tribe_events&p=48782 Commonwealth Resounds International Composition Award

Commonwealth Resounds International Composition AwardAbout the event The Grand Final of the Commonwealth International Composition Award will take place on Tuesday 14 January 2020 in the Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League in London. […]

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About the event

The Grand Final of the Commonwealth International Composition Award will take place on Tuesday 14 January 2020 in the Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League in London.

 

Young composers shortlisted for the Final: ‘Flyers’

  • Childhood Impressions by Xiaole Zhan (New Zealand)
  • Hero’s Journey No 2 by Andrew Udal – (Australia)
  • Time by Devon Mallin Halim – (Indonesia)
  • Vorfreude by Nathaniel Koh – (New Zealand)
  • Be the Light by Hui Zhou Rong Isaiah – (Singapore)
  • Jive of the Jumble by Aliyah Ramatally – (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Fou by Brianna Georges – (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Ashore by Khadijah Simon – (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Classic Arab by Dana Al Tajer – (Bahrain)
  • Kawbatau by Virginia Baird – (New Zealand)

Highly Commended entries from pilot countries: ‘Starters’

  • Antigua and Barbuda – Erienne Peters – The Reckoning
  • India – Manuel Dias – Synchronicity in A minor
  • New Zealand – Emily Gambrill – School Bells

Attending the event

  • Drinks and light snacks will be served from 5.30 pm onwards.
  • Please contact Phil Dutton cicompositionmanager@gmail.com to reserve your place.
  • Admittance is free, with a retiring collection to support the Nassau Music Society in the Bahamas, which was badly damaged by recent hurricanes.

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The Francis Chagrin Award for composers https://musiceducation.global/event/francis-chagrin-award/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=francis-chagrin-award Wed, 01 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?post_type=tribe_events&p=46281 Francis Chagrin Award

Francis Chagrin AwardAbout the Award Want that helping hand in creating your new work? The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next […]

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About the Award

Want that helping hand in creating your new work?

The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next stage in creating a new work. Our support includes, but is not limited to, copying or costs of preparing scores, new kit or studio time (that is integral to the creation of new work). A simple application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing.

 

Dates

  • You may apply for the award at any time of year, with applications assessed in February, May and November
  • Next deadline: 17:00, Friday 21 February 2020

 

Who can apply?

Composers and artists are eligible to apply who:

  • are based in the UK or a British Citizen
  • are not studying full time
  • have not received the Francis Chagrin Award in the year previous to their application (based on our financial year, which runs April-March)

 

What can the Award be used for?

Examples of costs for which the Award may be used include:

  • Materials for score-based work (including, but not limited to, copying and preparing of parts, binding, and postage costs)
  • Studio time integral to the creation of a specified new work.
  • Purchase of materials integral to the creation of a specified new work
  • Technical equipment integral to the creation of a specified new work
  • Fees of those involved in the creative process (excluding composers)

 

About Francis Chagrin

Francis Chagrin was the founder of the Society for the Promotion of New Music (SPNM). During his career he composed symphonies, songs, chamber music, and over 200 film scores. His music is collected in Sound and Music’s British Music Collection.

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International Music Competition Harbin https://musiceducation.global/event/international-music-competition-harbin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=international-music-competition-harbin https://musiceducation.global/event/international-music-competition-harbin/#respond Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?post_type=tribe_events&p=43210 International Music Competition Harbin

International Music Competition HarbinThe International Music Competition Harbin (IMCH) will be held from 28 August to 10 September 2019 and is co-hosted by the Harbin Municipal Government and Harbin Conservatory of Music.

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About International Music Competition Harbin

The International Music Competition Harbin (IMCH) will be held from 28 August to 10 September 2019 and is co-hosted by the Harbin Municipal Government and Harbin Conservatory of Music.

Harbin, an enthusiastic and open city, and Harbin Conservatory of Music, with warm hands and open hearts sincerely welcome the musicians and music lovers from all over the world to join in the International Music Competition Harbin!

About Harbin

Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang Province; being a cultural melting point of Eurasia, it is an important transportation hub of Siberian Landbridge.

Harbin is a city of unique cultural tradition. In the 20th century many foreign immigrants arrived in Harbin, and as a consequence western music and culture began to blossom in the region. This blending process influenced greatly the musical life of the city and its vicinity. Harbin Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind in China, was founded, as well as the festival Harbin Summer Music Concert, which is one of the magnificent music festivals of China. In 2010, Harbin was awarded the honorary title of “Music City” by the United Nations.

Harbin Conservatory of Music (HCOM) is the only state academy of arts in Heilongjiang Province. It takes benefit from China-Russia Strategic Cooperation with its great musical culture, and is striving to establish musical education of international standard. Especially by the cooperation with Russian partners HCOM aims to achieve this goal, intending to be a cradle for musical talents from Heilongjiang and all China, and to be a base for higher education and cultural exchange between China and Russia.

Sections

IMCH is an international music competition with four sections: piano, violin, voice and composition.

Age requirements

For the piano, violin and voice section, participants must be between 18 and 36 years old (born between 30 April 1983 and 30 April 2001).

For the composition section, participants must be younger than 45 years old (born after 30 April 1974).

Organisation

IMCH is run by the Organizing Committee, Arts Committee, and the Executive Committee. Ye Xiaogang, President of the Chinese Musicians Association, is Director of IMCH Arts Committee. Hu Yongyan, Chief Conductor of China National Symphony Orchestra, holds the post of deputy director of IMCH Arts Committee. IMCH is inviting jury members of high esteem from Europe, America, China, Russia.

Schedule

  • The piano and violin sections consist of four rounds: Round I, Round II, Semi-final(played with chamber orchestra, and the final (played with orchestra).
  • The voice section has three rounds: Round I, Round II, and Round III (played with orchestra).
  • The composition section has three rounds: Round I, Round II, and Round III (played with orchestra).

Prizes

The Organizing Committee of IMCH announced 3 prizes for pianists, 3 prizes for violinists, 3 prizes for singers, and 3 prizes for composers. The first prize award is 50000 USD. The second prize award is 20000 USD. The third prize award is 10000 USD. These prizes will be awarded to the contestants in the closing ceremony and gala concert at the end of the competition.

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Trinity College launches composers’ competition https://musiceducation.global/trinity-college-launches-composers-competition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trinity-college-launches-composers-competition https://musiceducation.global/trinity-college-launches-composers-competition/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:50:54 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?p=41094 Trinity College London's Young Composers' Competition

Trinity College London's Young Composers' CompetitionExaminations board Trinity College London has announced a call for unpublished original compositions for its Piano syllabus 2021-2023. According to Trinity, the exam board’s aim is ‘to encourage, motivate and […]

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Examinations board Trinity College London has announced a call for unpublished original compositions for its Piano syllabus 2021-2023.

According to Trinity, the exam board’s aim is ‘to encourage, motivate and champion composers early in their careers and in doing so, to celebrate the diversity and creativity of those that take Trinity exams’.

Trinity is offering nine cash prizes of between £400 and £600.

About the competition

Competitors must be aged 30 or under on 15 May 2019. Compositions must be original, not previously published, and must be the composer’s own work. Arrangements will be considered, provided the piece arranged is in the public domain internationally.

Trinity will select pieces of varying difficulties and styles, at levels ranging from Initial (pre-Grade 1) to Grade 8. The judges will select works based on adherence to the compositional brief, together with their originality, creativity and musical appeal.

Chosen works will be considered for inclusion in the graded exam books published by Trinity College London Press and distributed worldwide to support the 2021-2023 syllabus.


Full information is available here.

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Society of Recorder Players announces Composer’s Competition https://musiceducation.global/society-of-recorder-players-composers-competition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=society-of-recorder-players-composers-competition https://musiceducation.global/society-of-recorder-players-composers-competition/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:30:26 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?p=35718

The Society of Recorder Players has announced its first Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove and featuring recorder quartet, BLOCK4.

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The Society of Recorder Players has announced its first Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by composer, Jonathan Dove.

Composer, Jonathan Dove, will adjudicate the Society of Recorder Players first Composer’s Competition
Composer, Jonathan Dove, will adjudicate the Society of Recorder Players first Composer’s Competition

Four unpublished original compositions of between three and six minutes in length written for four recorder players will be shortlisted in two categories:

  • Open
  • 18 or under (on 31 August 2019)

Entry forms will be available from late September 2018 at https://www.srp.org.uk/composers-competition.

Scores and an entry fee of £25 (or £10 for those in full-time education) should be submitted by 12 noon on 15 December 2018. Finalists will be notified by 15 February 2019.

Jeremy Thurlow, composer and Lecturer in Music at the University of Cambridge, will lead the panel of judges in the preliminary round.

Professional recorder quartet, BLOCK4, will prepare, rehearse and perform the works in the final round – adjudicated by Jonathan Dove – at the National Society of Recorder Players Festival at Ushaw College, Durham, on 13 April 2019.

Competition prizes

Cash prizes donated by the Cambridge Branch of the Society of Recorder Players are as follows:

  • Open: £600
  • 18 or under: £250
  • Audience prize: £150

Finalists will also receive a recording of BLOCK4’s performance of their work.

About the Society of Recorder Players

Established over 80 years ago, the Society of Recorder Players is one of the largest societies dedicated to promoting recorder music-making.

With over 1,200 members and a network of branches across Great Britain and Ireland offering playing opportunities to all abilities, the Society holds a Festival in a different part of the British Isles each year.


Recorder quartet, BLOCK4, will rehearse and perform the works in the final round of the Society of Recorder Players Composition Competition

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€280,000 prize money up for grabs in new Polish competition https://musiceducation.global/karol-szymanowski-international-music-competition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=karol-szymanowski-international-music-competition https://musiceducation.global/karol-szymanowski-international-music-competition/#respond Sat, 21 Jul 2018 05:27:03 +0000 https://musiceducation.global/?p=26855

The inaugural Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition kicks off in Katowice, Poland, this September with prize money in excess of €280,000.

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The inaugural Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition kicks off in Katowice, Poland, this September with prize money in excess of €280,000.

Organised by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in cooperation with Polish Radio, the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Karol Szymanowski Music Society, the Competition aims to promote Polish music around the world and to raise awareness of Karol Szymanowski and his compositions.

Confirmed finalists from Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela will compete in five categories:

  • Composition (deadline for submissions – 16 August 2018)
  • Piano
  • String Quartet
  • Violin
  • Voice

Key people are as follows:

  • Honorary Committee: Krzysztof Penderecki and Simon Rattle
  • Director: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa
  • Jury Chairs: Eugeniusz Knapik (Composition), Andrzej Jasiński (Piano), Valentin Erben (Quartet), Bartłomiej Nizioł (Violin), Jadwiga Rappé (Voice)

Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition details

The Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition will run from 10-23 September 2018 and every five years thereafter.

  • The first and second stages will take place in the home of the NOSPR and at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice
  • The Competition Final, during which the soloists will be accompanied by the NOSPR, and a gala event will be staged in the NOSPR Concert Hall

Header photo: The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall will host the Competition Final © C Bartekbarczyk

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