EuroStrings Composition Contest was established in 2019 as an annual competition to encourage emerging composers up to 35 years old to write for the classical guitar, in order to build quality contemporary repertoire for the instrument.

To be eligible for the EuroStrings Composition Contest, applicants should have either 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).

The submitted composition should not be a published work, or previously have received an award. Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar.

Prizes First Prize is €1500 (bruto). The winning composition will be a compulsory piece in the Final of the 4th EuroStrings Competition, which will be held during the International Guitar Festival José Tomás in Petrer, Spain in July 2021. The winning composition will be performed by the winner of the 4th EuroStrings Guitar Competition at the 16 EuroStrings Festivals.

The Jury consists of three internationally renowned composers and guitarists (to be announced).

The selection process is in three stages:

Eliminatory: the best 12 compositions will be selected out of all applications.
Semi-Finals: the best three compositions will be selected; and
Finals: one winning composition will be selected from the three Finalists.

Compositions must be submitted by 15 March 2021.
The Winner will be announced on 1 April 2021.

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