Penderecki Young Composers’ Competition

The Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union [ZKP] has announced the 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from any country who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of the Competitions closing are invited to take part. The subject o is a composition for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello, with a duration from 9-14 minutes. Flute and clarinet cannot be modified.

Application due date: JANUARY 31, 2018

All applications must include 3 copies of a score together with parts for performance as well as score in pdf format on a compact disc, marked with an emblem and a title, with duration written, and a sealed envelope marked with the same emblem, containing an application form, a short bio note, a note about the piece and a photo (in jpg format). Application packets noted as “1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers” should be sent to the address:

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich
Oddział w Krakowie
ul. Dunajewskiego 5
31-133 Kraków

The Jury of the Competition—Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia) and Wojciech Widłak—will grant one Main Prize of 1000 USD, and the awarded composition will be performed in April 2018 on the concert during the 30th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

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