Composition Competition for Witold Lutosławski’s 100th Birthday

Composition Competition for Witold Lutosławski’s 100th Birthday

In order to celebrate and popularise the 100th birthday of Witold Lutosławski, the Witold Lutosławski Society and the Polish Composers’ Union announce a composition competition. The competition is international in character and has no territorial restrictions or age limit for competitors. The task of the competition is the competition of a piece for a symphonic orchestra similar to those employed by Lutosławski in his last symphonies. The members of the jury are: Luca Francesconi, Kazimierz Kord, Magnus Lindberg, Steven Stucky, Paweł Szymański and Tadeusz Wielecki. Deadline is 25 January 2013 (the 100th birthday of the competition’s patron of the competition). First prize - 10 000 Euro. The winning composition will be performed during the International Festival of Contemporary Music, ‘Warsaw Autumn 2013’.

In order to celebrate and popularize the 100th birthday of Witold Lutoslawski, the Witold Lutoslawski Society and the Polish Composers’ Union announce a composition competition. The competition is international in character and no territorial restrictions or age limit for competitors. The task of the competition is the competeition of a piece for a symphonic orchestra similar to those employed by Lutoslawki in his last symphonies (for example: 3(2picc)3(1ci)3(2picc, 1clb)3(1cfg), 4441, timp, batt, cel, 2 ar, 2 pf, archi).

It must be original, has may not have been awarded prizes in other competitions nor performed publicly.

- Submissions must be at least 10 minutes and may not exceed 25 minutes. Only compositions sent to the Society before and on 25 January 2013 (the 100th birthday of the competition’s patron of the competition) will be eligible for the competition. The date of submission is based on the post stamp. In order to participate in the competition, individuals must pay a participation fee of 50 Euro into the Society’s bank account, and send the composition in:

- Electronic form saved on CDE, DVD, or USB stick and

- Hard Copy

Three prizes will be awarded, including the first prize of 10,000 Euro. Upon the jury’s prerogative specific amounts shall be awarded. – The competition will conclude in March and its results will be made public.

- The jury’s decisions are final. The winning composition will be performed during the International Festival of Contemporary Music, “Warsaw Autumn”. The prizes will also be awarded at the Festival. The organizers will be responsible for promoting the winning compositions and will attempt to arrange further performances.

25 Jan 2013
50.00
Euro (EUR)