Musical Palette of Durdy Bayramov welcomes talented young composers

February 11, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Submissions must be written for Piano and Voice, utilizing texts of poems dedicated to Durdy Bayramov (included in the supplemental document at the competition website)

AWARDS AND PRIZES
The winners will be presented with a certificate for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300 Canadian dollars, respectively
Participants in the honorary category (those who are older than 35) will be awarded special certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and will receive commemorative prizes and gifts
All composers participating in the competition will receive certificates of participation
Preparatory work is underway for a documentary film about the artist Durdy Bayramov and the winning musical score will be included in the film
A compilation album will be published based on the results of the competition and will include the best works chosen by the jury
The jury has the right to award special prizes, divide prizes among participants, or not to award prizes altogether

Submissions must be written for Piano and Voice, utilizing texts of poems dedicated to Durdy Bayramov (included in the supplemental document)
The length of the work should not exceed 10 minutes
The competition will be held in a single elimination format
No more than six participants will be allowed to perform at the gala concert, based on the results of the competition
Submissions must be sent digitally to music@durdybayramov.org no later than September 1, 2016

The competition is open to composers presenting their own academic works for Piano and Voice
The original score must not have been premiered or performed professionally, or submitted for consideration by any other contest or festival, or include any copyrighted material that has been transferred to third parties
Members of a jury will select the competition prizewinners, who will be announced at the conclusion of the competition
The competition is open to composers 35 years of age or under. Composers who are older than 35 may still participate in an honorary category; their works will also be considered when selecting materials for the gala concert and the compilation album
Only one work per composer can be submitted
Composers can choose not to use all verses of the selected poem
Composers can choose to write music to their own poetic text, as long as permission is received from the Organizing Committee in advance by July 1, 2016
All competition participants must submit their works anonymously
There is no fee to enter the competition
All materials for participation should be sent to music@durdybayramov.org before September 1, 2016

Application for participation (Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, and a brief artistic CV)
Digital music score in an electronic (PDF) format with a unique password set by each participant
Audio recording of the original score (if possible)
A copy of an identification document
A photo of the composer to be used in promotional and event materials
Any application can be rejected by the Organizing Committee if it does not comply with the terms of the competition.

For further information, please contact the competition’s Organizing Committee at music@durdybayramov.org

Keyik Bayramova, President and CEO of the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation and the Bayramov Museum, Toronto, Canada (Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Composers’ Competition Musical Palette of Durdy Bayramov)

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Mamed Guseynov, Composer and Art Director of the Nury Halmamedov Moscow International Festival of Turkmen Classical Music, Sounds of Dutar, Moscow, Russia (Chairman of the Jury of the International Composers’ Competition Musical Palette of Durdy Bayramov)