Toru Takemitsu Composition Award – 2018

January 20, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The orchestral composition competition will take place in 2014 and 2015. Young composers from all over the world are urged to submit their newly created works during their preferred competition year (may enter multiple years).

2016Toshi Ichiyanagi (Japan)
2017Heinz Holliger (Switzerland)
2018Unsuk Chin (Korea)
Preliminary Screening: The judge will screen the submitted scores and select a certain number of works to be performed.

Final Selection: Those works selected during the preliminary screening will be performed in concert at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial, and the year’s award will be decided by the judge following the performance (see [Final Concert and Other Information]).
Award Cash Award: Cash Award: the total sum of 3,000,000 Yen, each year.
The judge may withhold the prize (i.e. in absence of a suitable entry) or divide the prize among multiple entries.
The composers whose works are selected to be performed at the final selection will be invited to attend the concert.
Competition Procedure

Eligible scores Compositions for orchestra in any format except concerto, within the following instrumentation and to be performed with one conductor.
Scores that have been published, performed in public concert or commercially recorded are not eligible.
Instrumentation Maximum;
Flute 3 (may double on piccolo or alto flute)
Oboe 3 (may double on English horn)
Clarinet 3 (may double on E-flat or bass clarinet)
Bassoon 3 (may double on double bassoon)
Horn 4
Trumpet 3
Trombone 3
Tuba 1
Extra wind 1 (one extra wind not listed above may be included)
Harp 2
Keyboard 2 players (may include piano(s), celesta, synthesizer)
Percussion 4 players (including Timpani)
Violin 30
Viola 12
Cello 10
Double Bass 8
A change in instrumentation may be requested if unusual wind / percussion instruments are used.
Any keyboard used (synthesizers included) must be easily available in Japan. If a specific model is required, please consult with the secretariat beforehand.
Any applicant requiring inclusion of a keyboard or synthesizer must provide their own programmed sample and tone data, compatible with the model being used.
Computer-based synthesizers, including software synthesizers, may be included but the keyboard player must be able to play the instrument from a piano-style keyboard. The applicant must also prepare the computer, software and interface.
No use of real-time electric amplification / modulation and no accompaniment by recorded sound tape / CD playing is permitted.
Duration No shorter than 10 minutes nor longer than 20 minutes.
Any person, regardless of nationality, who is not over 35 years old at the end of the year his / her application is submitted.
For the year 2016 Wednesday, 30 September 2015
For the year 2017 Friday, 30 September 2016
For the year 2018 Friday, 29 September 2017
Mailed entries must be received by the above dates.
Receipt of entries on the last day will close at 6:00 p.m. (Japan time).
How to apply
Please submit 2 copies of the bound score, together with a completed entry form to the following office by the above deadlines.