I International Composition Competition

July 12, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

I International Composition Competition
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos


1. The competition is open to composers of any nationality, with no age limit. Each composer can present only one piece.

2. The pieces have to be written for violin, violoncello and piano (with no electro-acoustic components). The compositions must have a minimum length of
15 minutes and a maximum length of 20 minutes.

3. Three copies of the general score will sent, together with a collection of short score material correctly prepared for the piece to be interpreted. The general score and short score material have to be bound and be perfectly readable.

4. So as to preserve the composer’s anonymity, the piece must be presented with a title and a pseudonym as the only identifying information. Together with the score and short score material; a sealed envelope must be added, identified in its exterior with the title of the piece and the pseudonym. The envelope must contain the name, last name, address, e-mail address, phone number, ID or Passport copy and small curriculum of the composer. It must also include a signed statement that manifests the piece presented to the competition is original, unpublished, hasn’t been paid for and hasn’t been interpreted previously in public with its current title or any other title. If the piece were awarded in any other competition after being submitted to this one while the Jury’s decision is pending, the author must communicate this immediately to the Real Academia, and the participation in the competition will be automatically void. The participant that breaks the anonymity will be excluded.

5. The deadline to send in the pieces ends on November 20th, 2015. The documentation must be handed in with acknowledgement of receipt or sent through certified mail to the following address:
I Concurso Internacional de Composición Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos C/ San Pío V, 9 – 46010 Valencia. España

6. A single prize of 4.000 Euros will be awarded and is subject to the valid tax retention. The Jury can unanimously declare the Competition Prize null and void if the quality of the pieces is not considered sufficient. The Jury reserves the right to indicate other compositions worth of Special Mention.

7. The Jury will be chosen following the proposal of the Musical Section of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos and approved by the Board of Directors of the Academia. The Jury’s decision will be unappealable. The decision will be published on December 14th, 2015. Only the winner’s data will be announced, and the winner will be contacted immediately. The original score will remain in possession of the Real Academia. The rest of participants can access the Jury’s results through the official website of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos:

8. The premiere of the winning piece will take place during the year 2016 in the Auditorium of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos. The Real Aacademia reserves the right to choose the interpreters that will perform the awarded piece.

9. The authors of the awarded pieces must state in the recordings, editions and programs where their piece is interpreted the following inscription:
Winner of the 1st International Composition Award Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos

10. The scores that have not received awards will be returned, if this has previously been requested by the participants, until January 31st, 2016. At the end of this period, the Real Academia declines all responsibility over the custody and preservation of the scores.

11. The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos is exempt from any responsibility derived from plagiarism or any other transgression against the valid legislation on Intellectual Property Law in Spain that the composers might commit in their pieces.

12. If the piece presented includes musical fragments or texts belonging to a different author than the participant (unless they are quoted, and follow the terms of the article 32 of the LPI or Intellectual Property Law), these fragments or texts will have to appear identified in the score and materials, and the pertinent permits must be added. In any case, all the responsibility will be of the composer.

13. The composition’s rights remain in hands of the author of the piece.

14. The participation in the competition indicates the agreement and acceptance of the stated Terms and Conditions.