The ESTA Young Composers Competition

October 30, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The ESTA Young Composers Competition will be run again in collaboration with The Purcell School for Young Musicians.

Young composers from all age categories are invited to submit new compositions for a combination of string players.

Category 1 aged 11 and under

Young composers can write for any combination of the following

1 x violin, 1 x viola and 1 x cello

(for example, a duo for violin and cello, a solo viola piece or a trio for violin, viola and cello)

Category 2 – aged 12 -15

Young composers can write for any combination of the following

2 x violins, 1 x viola, 1 x cello and 1 x bass

(for example, a string quartet, a duo for cello and bass or a quintet for all five instruments

Categories 3 and 4 – aged 16 – 18 and 19 – 21

Young composers in these categories can write for any combination of PHILOMEL, which is a 14-piece string ensemble, as described below.

4 x 1st violins, 4 x 2nd violins, 3 x violas, 2 x celli, 1 x double bass

Contact Matthew Higham to find out about the PHILOMEL Orchestra via Alison Cox at A.cox@purcell-school.org.

Entry Procedure

Young composers must register interest by e mailing youngcomposer@estastrings.org.uk when they will be sent an application form. 

Deadline for receipt of all compositions: 10th January 2015.