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International Composition Prize Luxembourg 2010

The Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music is organising its 9th International Composition Prize for the year 2010. Composers from all over the world are invited to submit a concert piece for violin and the ensemble Luxembourg Sinfonietta.

Pieces submitted must have been written especially for this competition and must not have been performed or awarded a prize previously.

Objective

Participants (no age limit) are kindly asked to write compositions for the whole ensemble:

  • 1 solo violin
  • 1 flute
  • 1 clarinet in Bb
  • 1 bass clarinet in Bb
  • 1 alto saxophone
  • 1 horn in F
  • 1 tuba
  • 1 piano
  • 1 accordion
  • 1 percussion player (vibraphone, glockenspiel, 3 tom-toms, 2 suspended cymbals, bass drum)

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st prize: €3,000
  • 2nd prize: €2,000
  • 3rd prize: €1,000

Rules

  • Composers from all over the world are invited to submit a concert piece for violin and the ensemble Luxembourg Sinfonietta.
  • The duration of the performance must be stated on the score and be between 8 and 10 minutes.
  • Composers must send CDs including either Sibelius or Finale files besides three copies of the scores.
  • The jury reserves the right not to award a prize.
  • The jury’s decision is final.
  • The material for the performance of the selected compositions must be made available to the ensemble Luxembourg Sinfonietta free of charge.
  • The scores submitted will remain the property of the Luxembourg Music Information Centre.
  • The compositions will be judged by an international jury.

How to enter?

Entries (3 copies of the score) must be sent by registered post. They will only be considered if they are anonymous and identified by a code word.

Pieces submitted must be accompanied by a sealed envelope also marked with just the code word, which contains the composer’s name, address, photo, curriculum vitae and a copy of the passport.

All documents should be sent to the following address:

Luxembourg Sinfonietta
3, route d’Arlon
L-8009 Strassen
Luxembourg