Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Sixth International Jurgenson Competition for Young Composers

(Moscow 2011)

The Sixth International Jurgenson Competition for young composers has been organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Centre for Contemporary Music (Moscow) and Jurgenson Charity Foundation.

Open to: Composers born after 15 March 1975

The competition invites submissions in the following categories:

  • compositions for soloist ensembles or for voice and soloists (6-16 musicians);
  • string trio or quartet
  • compositions for marimba or percussion ensemble (up to 6 musicians).

Duration: 6 -15 minutes

The instrumentation for soloist ensembles could include: 1 flute (also piccolo, also alto), 1 oboe (also English Horn), 1 clarinet (also clarinet bass), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, percussions (2 musicians), 1 piano, 1 harp, 2 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double-bass.

Instruments in scores for percussion ensemble must be grouped by performers.

The competition will only accept compositions that are unpublished, and which have not been performed publicly. Applicant may not submit compositions in more than two categories.

Deadline: 15 March 2011 (by postmark)

Prizes: Grand Prix (60.000 rubles), I award in each category (30.000 rubles)

According to the rules of Competition Laureates transmit the rights for publishing the composition which won to the Jurgenson Charity Foundation.

The competition will have two rounds. 10 participants will be admitted to the second round after adjudication of scores. Awards will be conferred on September 2011 after the performance of compositions by soloists from the Studio for New Music (Moscow) and Mark Pekarsky's percussion ensemble.

Chairman of the jury committee is Vladimir Tarnopolski

The application package must be postmarked no later than 15 March 2011. It should contain the following:

  • 2 copies of the score (if your score is selected for a final reading, parts must be sent by May 31, 2011). A password should be clearly written on the manuscript submitted; the applicant's name shall not appear on the manuscript)
  • 2 photos of the applicant
  • A complete signed application form in English or Russian

The application package, marked "To the organizing committee of the International Jurgenson competition for young composers", should be submitted to the following address:

Centre for Contemporary Music
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
B.Nikitskaya 13, of.316,
Moscow 125009 Russia

Tel/fax (+7 495) 690 51 81