The Frederic Mompou International Award for 2015

June 9, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

The Frederic Mompou International Award for 2015

Saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone)

In memory of F. Mompou and his wife C. Bravo, who were its Honorary Presidents.


Any composer who is not over 35 years of age on December 31, 2015 can participate in this competition.
The works must be completely unknown. They must not have been previously performed, published or disseminated in any way or in any computer sound file.
The musical formation this year is for:
Saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone)

The style and scoring methods of the work are completely unrestricted. The recommended duration is between 10 and 18 minutes.


The Frederic Mompou International Award for 2015 consists of:
The amount of €4.000. This amount will be subject to Spanish taxation.
Publishing and marketing of the winning score will be by the Editorial Boileau
The premiere of the play in the concert “Xarxa de Músiques a Catalunya” (Music Network in Catalonia)
The Frederic Mompou International Award cannot be shared or declared void.
The jury reserves the right to award two honorary mentions.
The 2015 winner cannot compete again until the competition of 2018.

Presentation of the scores

The presentation of the scores must be anonymous: a pseudonym must be used.
No motto or pseudonym can be used that identifies the composer or the work presented.
The score can be written by hand or printed by means of a musical notation programme.
Incomplete scores will not be accepted. All the scores presented must be legible at first sight. A score that is badly written can be refused.
The work has to be sent as a score in DINA4 (21×29,7 cm) or similar size paper and well bound.
Please, send:
Six copies of the score, on which a title for the work and a pseudonym figure.
A sealed envelope with the same pseudonym, which includes:
The entry form, correctly filled in.
Entry form
A photocopy of an identity card, passport or proof of identity.
A brief curriculum vitae.
The six scores and the sealed envelope must be sent to:

Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona Premi Internacional Frederic Mompou
Passeig de Gràcia, 108 1r 2a 08008 Barcelona Espanya

Presentation deadline: Monday, October 5, 2015 (incl.)

The scores that have been sent by registered post before or even on the above date will be accepted.
A copy of the scores that have not been awarded the prize will be kept in the files of the entity. During 2016, the remaining copies will be returned to their composers, if they request them.

Jury and verdict

The jury will be made up of five professionals of international prestige in the world of contemporary music, and they will be made known when the verdict is made public.
The decision of the jury will be taken by absolute majority and the verdict will not be open to appeal.
Once the verdict is determined and it is found that the winning work has not complied with all the rules, the composer will be stripped of the award.
Before December 20, 2015, the verdict will be announced in a public event and will be posted in our webpage

Award-winning work

Once the verdict has been announced, the award will be granted. According to JMB’s concert programme, the award-winning work will be premiered in the “Xarxa de Músiques a Catalunya” (Music Network in Catalonia) concert tour, organized by Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya.
The work will be recorded by and broadcasted on the Catalan radio station Catalunya Música.
The intellectual property rights remain in the composer’s possession. In posterior recordings and programmes, the following text must be stated: “Frederic Mompou International Award for the Young Composer Competition of Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona, 2015”.
Once the award is granted, the winner is required to present a copy of the score in the programme Finale or Sibelius.
Editorial Boileau has the publishing and marketing rights to the score.
The winner must accept this point regardless of other publishing commitments.

Participation in the competition implies total acceptance of these rules.
Anything that has not been foreseen in these rules will be governed by the regulating rules of the local administration.
The Catalan version of these rules will be the legal and official version.