The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest, as the founder of Bartók World Competition, announced the Competition for composers to create compositions for string quartet.
The submitted work must be
Candidates: The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born on or after1 September 1980.
One composer may submit several works each with separate submission.
Deadline: 10 Aug 2020 (M)
Registration fee: EUR 20 (visit the website for details, link below)
Submit by uploading the requested material to the organisers’ website (link below).
You may also submit an mp3 recording of a non-commercial recording or a non-public performance. (MIDI or other purely technical realisations are not accepted.) Name your file as: chosenpseudonym_Bartok2020[dot]mp3
The coordinators are the only ones to see your submitted material. Only the sheet music with your pseudonym and the optional mp3 sound track file will be circulated among the judges. All PDFs and mp3s will be deleted after the competition. Only the composers of the prize winning and honorable mention works will become known to judges and public.
Selection and Jury:
A Selection Committee that consists of faculty members of the Liszt Academy Budapest will shortlist all submissions and choose 15 pieces for the international Jury who will decide on the final results.
Members of the International Jury are:
The Jury’s decision is final.
Competitors may not contact or speak with any member of the jury as long as they continue to participate in the competition with the exception of contacting with their own professors on regular educational topics. Any violation of this rule may disqualify the competitor.
The Jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.
The Jury may select also works for honorable mention.
Prizes are subject to tax according to Hungarian taxation law.
The prize winning works will be presented at a Gala Concert at the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy Budapest on 28 Nov 2020 (Sa), where the prizes will be handed over to the winners. The Gala Concert can be followed online through live stream and on public radio and television channels.
Composers of the pieces to be performed are welcome on the Gala Concert in Budapest. The organizers will cover the travel and 2 nights of accommodation.
One piece – selected from among the prize winning works or the works with honorable mention – will be included into the repertoire of the Bartók World Competition – String Quartet competition’s semi-final. This work is to be published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest.
Questions should be addressed to office[at]bartokworldcompetition[dot]hu .