EuroStrings composition competition

In order to encourage the creation of new repertoire for classical guitar, we announce 1st EuroStrings Composition Contest for classical guitar. The competition aims to promote emerging composers of any age whose works have not yet had a chance to gain international recognition. Applicants should either have an European citizenship or otherwise be based and active in EU countries/territory (this also includes European countries which are not a part of the EU, but are geographically considered part of Europe). No published, or previously awarded compositions should be submitted. Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The real name of the composer should not appear on any pages of the submitted score.

The winner of EuroStrings Composition Contest will receive a cash prize of 1500€ and the winning composition will be a compulsory piece to be performed at the final of the 2nd EuroStrings Competition that will be held in London 2019. The EuroStrings competition winner will be obligated to perform the winning composition at the winner's tour in the US and Asia as well as at European tours at which he/she will perform as a EuroStrings Winner.

The winning composition will be performed by EuroStrings Artist at the minimum of 6 EuroStrings festivals in the following year, including performances at the Viennese Musikverein. The winning composition will also be recorded on HD video and published on the EuroStrings channel by EuroStrings Editions.

Composers may submit more than one work, registering and paying the fee for each of them separately. An application fee of 30 EUR should be transferred to Music School Bonar, Zagreb Croatia:

IBAN: HR0824840081102398415
Composition Contest Jury Members are Nina Šenk, Sergio Assad, Stephen Goss, Brian Head and David Pavlovits. The deadline for submission on the contest is 15th January 2019.

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To apply please fill out the form below.