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Composition Section Rules

Applications for the Composition section must be submitted online through

Deadline for applications: April 15th, 2018.

The online application form should include personal information and electronic documents of the applicant as follows:

  • Full Name of the author
  • Residence address, phone number and e-mail address
  • Copy of birth certificate/ID/Passport – electronic format
  • Two recent photos in digital format
  • Short biography by filling in the standard form
  • Payment of the application fee document

The scores of the works must be uploaded in PDF format within the application form.

The Competition takes place anonymously. The scores must be submitted under a MOTTO.

The MOTTO must appear on the first page of the score and the document must be named according to the motto.

The scores which show the competitor’s name will be disqualified.

The submitted works must be new (not have been performed in public) otherwise will be disqualified.

The works will be evaluated by an international jury.

The winners will be announced after the Jury’s deliberation and will be contacted by the Competition Secretariat.

Competitors may choose between:

Symphonic Music

Orchestral scores may not exceed:

14 violins I, 12 violins II, 10 violas 8 cellos 6 double-basses
3 flutes 3 clarinets 3 oboes 3 bassoons
4 french horns 3 trumpets 3 trombones 1 tuba
timpans + 3 percussion groups
harp piano  celesta  glockenspiel  harmonium  synthesizer

 Chamber Music

Works for a group of 1 to maximum 10 performers with or without vocal participation.

The duration of the work for each section must be of minimum 10 minutes and maximum 30 minutes.

  • adrian iorgulescu

    Adrian Iorgulescu

    Adrian Iorgulescu was born on July 6, 1951 in Bucharest. He attended the National College “Dinu Lipatti” and the Academy of Music in Bucharest-composition section- graduating, then pursued an MA, at the same institution. In 1990 he was awarded a PhD in musicology. The same year he became professor of composition and musical forms at… Read more »

    Jury Composition
  • cornel taranu

    Cornel Țăranu

    Cornel Taranu, born june 20th 1934 in Cluj; son of Francisc Taranu and Elisabeta Taranu, married Daniela Margineanu 1960; one daughter Dana-Cristina. Distinguished Romanian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe, North and South America; he is also active as a conductor. Prof. Taranu studied composition with Sigismund… Read more »

    Jury Composition
  • dan dediu

    Dan Dediu

    Dan Dediu was born on 16th March 1967 in Braila, Romania. He graduated composition at the Music University in Bucharest (1989) and attended post-graduate courses at HMdK in Vienna (1990/91). Scholar- and Fellowships were offered by Alfred-Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, Alban-Berg Foundation, Vienna, New Europe College, Bucharest, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, Switzerland,… Read more »

    Jury Composition
  • stuppner

    Hubert Stuppner

    HUBERT STUPPNER, composer, conductor, arranger (His works are published by RICORDI-UNIVERSAL) 1964 concert performer’s diploma in piano at the conservatoire in Bozen 1965 doctorate in musicology at Padua University on the song works by Johannes Brahms 1970 exam in composition; prize al the International Composers Competition “Gaudeamus” in Bilthoven 1970 74 visited the Darmstädter Ferienkurse… Read more »

    Jury Composition
  • peter ruzicka

    Peter Ruzicka

    Peter Ruzicka was born in Düsseldorf on 3 July 1948. From 1963 to 1968 he received his early musical training (piano, oboe and composition) at the Hamburg Conservatory. After passing his Abitur examinations, he studied law and musicology in Munich, Hamburg and Berlin until 1976 (doctoral thesis: Berlin, 1977). His compositions have been awarded numerous… Read more »

    Jury Composition
  • Tim-Benjamin-0516-credit-Drew-Forsyth

    Tim Benjamin

    Tim Benjamin is a successful composer best known for opera, including the critically acclaimed RIP and Silent Jack (2015), Madame X (2014) and Emily (2013), along with music for film and TV, and the concert hall. He is also well regarded as an opera director, writer, and public speaker. Tim’s recent projects include LIFE STORIES,… Read more »

    Jury Composition
  • zygmunt krauze

    Zygmunt Krauze

    Zygmunt Krauze is an important artist of his generation. His artistic achievements and efforts in the promotion of music have been recognised with many awards and distinctions, including the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (2007) and the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1984). In 1987 he was elected President… Read more »

    Jury Composition