2013 Call for Scores: New Works for Unaccompanied Viola da Gamba

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Fri, 2013-09-20
Entry Fee: 
U.S. Dollar (USD)

2013 Call for Scores: New Works for Unaccompanied Viola da Gamba

ELIGIBILITY: Open to composers of any age, nationality, etc.

PRIZE: Selected works will be recorded by violist da gamba Andrew Arceci––featured on a CD devoted to new music for viola da gamba––and presented on concerts throughout the UNITED STATES, the UNITED KINGDOM, and THAILAND. Additionally, each successful composer will be given 10 copies of the CD.

INFORMATION: Works should be original, unpublished, and composed for an acoustic 7-string viola da gamba. Works should be 3-5 minutes in length, and submitted anonymously; rather than signing works by name, composers should list a telephone number with international code. A shortlist of numbers (composers) will be called to discuss their submissions, but phone calls do NOT guarantee selected works.

ENTRY FEE: Non-refundable $20.00 USD / £10.00 GBP cheque, money order, or bank transfer (per score). If you would like your score(s) returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. However, for anonymity, scores should only include the telephone number with international code.

DEADLINE: All materials should be received by 20 September 2013; electronic submissions accepted, but applicants are encouraged to send materials to:

2013 Call for Scores: New Works for Unaccompanied Viola da Gamba
PO Box: 51980
Boston, MA 02205
United States of America

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to vdg.scores@gmail.com.

“As a soloist, Arceci displayed a thick, metallic tone in the lower register with throaty, well-placed high notes.
L’Académie in turn followed his cues with precision and nuance to the work’s forlorn end.” A. Sammut, THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER (February 2012; United States)

“The playing was detailed and beautifully balanced throughout the afternoon…” S. Brookes, THE WASHINGTON POST (December 2012; United States)

"It was a magical evening of music rarely heard live, exquisitely performed..." B. Plaxen, THE CATSKILL CHRONICLE (August 2011; United States)

"Andrew Arceci was heroic in the wide-ranging solo part..." B. Hodges, SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL
(January 2011; United States)

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." A. Kozinn, THE NEW YORK TIMES (January 2011; United States)

Published date: 
27 Apr 2013