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Call for Works: Singapore International Violin Competition 2021

The next Singapore International Violin Competition (SIVC) will be held on 17 – 29 Jan 2021. Currently, they are calling for a work by a Singaporean composer.

This new commissioned work, which is sent to competitors two months before the competition, is performed during the semi-final round and challenges the interpretative skills of the competitors. It will receive a commission of SGD5000 and will be performed during the semi-final round in Singapore.


  • A 5-6 min work for solo violin

  • Composer must be Singaporean

Please submit

  • A 200-word biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer

  • The PDF score of the piece, together with performance instructions and a 150-word programme note

Entries should be emailed to admin[at]singaporeviolincompetition[dot]com with the subject “[Your Full Name] – Commissioned Work 2021″. You can submit more than one composition.

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020 (Th)

Past commissioned pieces include Emily Koh’s kilo<byte> for SIVC 2015 and Chen Zhangyi’s Clara-Luna for SIVC 2018. Will yours be next?

The Singapore International Violin Competition 2021 Commissioned Work and Prize for the Best Performer of the Commissioned Work are supported by the Kris Foundation.

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