Competition

In association with the 10th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”, contemporary compositions for piano trio are sought. The prime aim of this competition is to encourage the creation of new works in this chamber music genre. The requirement is a work for trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello.

The prizewinning work will be on the programme as a compulsory piece of music in the 3rd round of the competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”, taking place in 2018, in the category “Piano Trio”, i.e. it will be played by all ensembles in this round.

The competition shall be open to the public, encouraging composers of all nations to take part.

 

Award

Prize: € 5.000,–

The executive committee of the competition shall leave it up to the jury to split the prize and, if so, to present the award for two works.

In addition to the cash prize:

  1. The award-winning composition will be incorporated in the repertoire of the 3rd round of category “Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello” of the 10th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” as a compulsory piece of music. In the case of two prizewinning works, the choice will be left to the participants.

  2. As with all previous editions, the 10th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” will be featured on the CD series “Klangdebüts”, released by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. This CD, consisting of live recordings of the competition, will also include the prizewinning composition, performed by a selected finalist ensemble.

  3. All compositions submitted will be named in the publications relevant to the competition and incorporated in the Library of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

  4. All prizewinners will be invited to take part in the award ceremony. Travel and hotel expenses shall be paid by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

     

Restrictions

Age limit for composers:
38 years, born after March 1st, 1978

The work must neither already have been accepted for a premiere performance, nor been performed in public, nor been awarded a prize, nor been published.
Maximum length: 15 minutes

Full details of the competition, including terms and conditions and application forms, can be found here.

 

The deadline for submissions is 28th February 2017.