Call For Scores & Commission 2017

ilSuono Academy and ensemble Suono Giallo are pleased to announce the International Call For Scores & Commission 2017.

The main purpose of the call is the commission of one brand new work written exclusively for ensemble Suono Giallo in its entire formation. The world premiere will be given by the ensemble at one of the concerts of the 3rd International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2018 that will take place in Città di Castello, Italy in July 14-22, 2018.

Additionally, the ensemble wishes to select a small number of works (2-3) with instrumental line-ups that match the entirety or subsets of ensemble Suono Giallo's formation. The selected works will be programmed in the following season.


Any composer is eligible to apply regardless of age.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 (by 11.59pm, Italy time)

Application Materials:
Through the online application form found in the link above, composers should submit:

a) links (Dropbox or Google Drive) to the scores (pdf) and recordings (mp3) of up to 2 existing and recent works (at least one).

b) a link to a pdf that includes the following composer's information:
-First Name
-Last Name
-Date of Birth
-Email Address
-Current Address
-Telephone Number
-Title, Instrumentation, and Year of Composition #1
-Title, Instrumentation, and Year of Composition #2 (if applies)

Note1: The scores and recordings should be submitted anonymously. None of the files should bear anywhere the name of the composer or other identifying information.
Note2: Please, make sure the submitted links are permanent!

Application Fee:
An application fee of €20 should be payable through Paypal to

Even though not required, it would better serve the purpose if the submitted works are composed for small instrumental line-ups (2-6 players). In this way, the committee will be able to shape a clearer and more profound understanding on the composer's chamber writing.

Selection Committee:
ensemble Suono Giallo
Andrea Biagini, flute
Michele Bianchini, saxophone
Laura Mancini, percussion
Simone Nocchi, piano
Theocharis Papatrechas, composer & director

After the evaluation of the submitted works, the committee will choose one applicant to commission and a number of works to program. As soon as the winning applicant and the selected works are decided by the committee, the pdfs bearing the composers' information will be opened.

The selected composers will be informed and announced by the end of October 2017.

The commissioned composer will be asked to write a new work exclusively for ensemble Suono Giallo in its entire formation:
Flute (piccolo, concert, alto, bass)
Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor)

Electronics are allowed.

The duration of the new work should be strictly 8-10 minutes.

The new work (score & parts) should be submitted no later than Monday, April 2, 2018.

• The commissioned composer will be compensated with the total amount of €400 right after the submission of the new work.
• Additionally, the professional multitrack recording and video footage of the world premiere will be both available to the composer right after the closure of the 3rd edition of the academy.

15 Oct 2017
Euro (EUR)