Ochlewski Composer’s Competition

The Tadeusz Ochlewski Composer’s Competition has been organized by Polish Music Editions (PWM) since 2003 and aims to promote young composers of Polish descent who are under thirty. The subject of the competition is the original composition which was not previously released, performed or awarded. Every year, a different instrumental composition of the competition composition is announced. The patron of the Competition is the founder of PWM and the animator of musical life in Poland – Tadeusz Ochlewski.

The subject of the 2017 edition of the Tadeusz Ochlewski Composer’s Competition is a work for soprano and symphony orchestra, 15-20 minutes in length. Young composers of Polish nationality born no later than September 1, 1999 are invited to participate.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2018 (find submission details at: pwm.com.pl)

The jury will be comprised of PWM Editor-in-Chief Dr. Daniel Cichy and composers Prof. Eugene Knapik, Jerzy Kornowicz, Paweł Mykietyn and Dr. Elżbieta Sikora. The prize for the winning composition will be: PLN 10,000 cash; publication by PWM and inclusion of the work in the PWM catalog; and an audio recording and public performance of the awarded composition.

This year’s edition of the competition is part of the “100 of 100 – Musical Decades of Freedom” project, implemented as part of the multi-year “Niepodległa” program. The main goal of the project is to make a wide audience aware of a carefully selected group of works by Polish composers of the last century, creating a collection of the 100 most important works of Polish music.

Please send questions regarding the competition to the address: konkurs@pwm.com.pl

[Sources: pwm.com.plpwm.com.pl]