II. International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition

January 13, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

Saint-Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “reMusik.org” will be hosting the 2nd International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition in May 2015.

This will be an opportunity for young and talented composers from all over the globe to have their music performed by ensemble proton bern (Switzerland) at the Saint Petersburg International New Music Festival, which will be held from 21st to 29th May, 2015. In addition to the concert performance, the winning scores will be published by reMusik.org Publishing House and the recordings will be released on the reMusik label.

The competition will consist of two rounds: the selection round and the finals. The selection round (based on portfolio: please see “Rules of the
Competition”) will be held from 10th January to 10th February 2015. The jury will then select a maximum of 4 composers to write a new work for the final round of the competition. The organising committee will notify the candidates no later than 17th February 2015 of the result of their application after the initial selection round. Submission date of the completed works by the finalists is 21st April 2015.

The composers of the works in the final round will be invited to be present at the open rehearsals and final concert in St. Petersburg. The prizes and certificates will be awarded at the end of the concert, according to the judging made by a Russian and international jury.

5. The competition is limited to “chamber music” and the finalists’
compositions may be both single-movement or multi-movement works, using all or at least five of the following instruments (lupophon and contraforte should be included in the composition):

flute (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute) lupophone clarinet (E-flat clarinet, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet) contraforte piano harp violin violoncello

The length of the finalists’ compositions must be between 6 and 10 minutes.

Important: the composers chosen for the second round are encouraged to get in touch with the instrumentalists of ensemble proton bern, particularly regarding information about lupophone and contraforte. Informations about these instruments can be found with this link:

There is no application fee. All materials must be submitted via e-mail no later than Tuesday, 10th February 2015 to the following address:

All potential contestants are recommended to carefully read and become familiar with the rules of the competition on this site:

M o r e L i n k s :

Sergei Slonimsky

ensemble proton bern

Saint-Petersburg International New Music Festival www.en.remusik.com