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1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival “Art Creation Awards” International Orchestral Composition

The Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) has received a call-for-scores for the 1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival “Art Creation Award” International Orchestral Composition Competition 2020, organised by Zhejiang Conservatory of Music.

The 1st “Art Creation Awards” International Orchestral Composition Competition 2020 is one of the events of the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival 2020 to encourage young composers to create more original works. Rather than just a single-orientation competition, it is blended with concerts, master forums and composition workshops and offers all the winning entries a first-rate professional rehearsal and performance. Brought into such direct contact with maestros and audiences as well as the fantastic musical environment of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music for an entire week, the winning composers will enjoy a very rewarding experience.

The judges for the 2020 Award are Salvatore Sciarrino (Italy), Francesco Filidei (Italy), Narong Prongcharoen (Thailand), Liam Cagney (Ireland), Wang Rui (China),Ye Xiaogang (China), Weng Chigeng (China), Guo Ming (China), and Wen Deqing (Switzerland). The panel will determine and declare with an evaluation the prizes of the six finalist works selected from the entries at the “Art Creation Awards” Composition Competition Final Concert by the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra at 19:30 on 27 September 2020.

Prizes: • First Prize (1 winner): 100,000 RMB (before taxes) • Second Prize (2 winners): 50,000 RMB (before taxes) • Third Prize (3 winners): 20,000 RMB (before taxes)

The competition organizer will provide the finalists with a festival pass to the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival 2020 and the non-local winners with the accommodation during the festival (from September 24 – 28 2020) plus the round trip transportation between the station or airport and the hotel in the city of Hangzhou. The finalists are responsible for any travel costs outside the city. Requirements

  1. No entry fee.

  2. The competition is open to composers up to 40 years old (born after the 1st of January of 1980). Only one orchestral work per participant will be accepted (no concerto).

  3. Duration about: 10- 12 minutes.

  4. Instrumentation: 3333/4331/4 Perc.1Timp./1Harp/.14 12 10 8 6.

  5. Entries must be wholly original works composed by the entrant after 2019 and have never been previously performed.

  6. Please email the full score of the entry in PDF format to by 1 Aug 2020 (Sa). The score should be anonymous: DO NOT include the name or any other contact details of the composer in the scores. Do include the following in the email submission:

    • A scanned copy of your ID card or passport

    • One high-resolution photo ( at least 1M)

    • Contact phone number, email address and mailing address

    • A short bio (about 100 words)

    • A brief description about the entry (about 100 words)

  1. The winners must be available for the rehearsal and the final concert competition and submit one additional composition of any instrumentation less than 10 minutes with the full score (4 copies) and recording to the composition workshop in the afternoon on 28 Sep 2020 (M).

2020 Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival Committee

新加坡作曲社(CSS)收到来自浙江音乐学院的信息,关于2020杭州现代音乐节“艺创奖”国际管弦乐作曲比赛: 为了激励青年作曲家的创作,杭州现代音乐节特别设立“艺创奖”国际作曲比赛。该赛事避免了同类比赛的单一性缺陷,融比赛、音乐会、大师讲坛以及作曲工作坊为一炉, 为青年作曲家创建一流的排练与演奏条件。置身于大师之间、听众之间,沉浸在浙江音乐学院优美的音乐环境里长达一周,入选青年作曲家必定获益匪浅。 评委由王瑞【中国】、叶小纲【中国】、Salvatore Sciarrino【意大利】、Narong Prangcharoen【泰国】、Francesco Filidei【意大利】、Liam Cagney【爱尔兰】、翁持更【中国】、郭鸣【中国】、温德青【瑞士】组成,评委会将挑选出六部获奖作品,这六部作品将在2020年9月27日19:30举行的“艺创奖”国际管弦乐作曲比赛决赛音乐会上由浙江交响乐团演奏。评委们会在该场音乐会上对此次入选的六部作品进行点评并决出获奖名次。 一等奖一名100000元(RMB100000, 税前) 二等奖二名50000元(RMB50000, 税前) 三等奖三名20000元(RMB20000, 税前) 音乐节将为所有获奖者提供2020年杭州现代音乐节套票。另外,组委会将负责外地及国外获奖者杭州现代音乐节期间(2020年9月24-28日)的落地交通及食宿(外地与国际旅费自理)。 投稿要求:

  1. 免收报名费。

  2. 作曲者限于40岁以下(出生于1980之后),每位只能提交一部管弦乐作品(非协奏曲)。

  3. 参赛作品时间长度介于10-12分钟。

  4. 参赛作品乐器编制为:3 3 3 3/4 3 3 1/4perc.1 Timp/1Harp/14 12 10 8 6。

  5. 参赛作品必须是世界首演,并且是2019年以后的作品。

  6. 参赛者必须提供匿名总谱的电子PDF文档,并于2020年8月1日(六)前发至。选手需提供本人的真实信息(身份证或护照扫描件,1M以上的清晰照片、电话、E-Mail、通信地址、100字左右的个人简历以及100字左右的作品介绍)。

  7. 获奖者应保证可以亲临参与乐队排练及决赛音乐会,并另外携带一部任何编制的、10分钟之内的作品录音与乐谱(复印4本),用于2020年9月28日下午的大师作曲工作坊。


HCMF 2020 Poster



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