Would you like to hear your music performed by one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles? Would you like to discuss your music with internationally renowned composer Nigel Osborne? Then come and join us in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21 November 2017 for a day of music-making and discussion.
The event will be led by composer Nigel Osborne and Hebrides Ensemble’s Artistic Director William Conway. Scores will be played by Hebrides Ensemble musicians during a day of performance and discussion, open to anyone with an interest in composition.
Hebrides Ensemble supports composers at all stages of their careers, most recently through: workshops for those at school, college and university; training for amateur composers working on their own; commissions and performances for those entering the profession; and commissions, recordings and broadcasts for established composers internationally. If we don’t know you or your music, we can’t support you! So, this is a chance to let us see what you’re doing and for us to get to know your music.
Submissions should be:
• a maximum of 7 minutes long (this could be a section of a larger work)
• written for any combination of the following instruments: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon and Horn. Solo or ensemble works will be considered.
• We don’t mind if your work has been performed before; if its published or unpublished; how old you are; or where you’re from. The only thing we ask is that you have completed your formal education.
Composers of any age and stage will be welcome to attend the seminar, even if you have not submitted a score. The seminar is open to all. For details on how to attend click here.
One copy of the score (and a recording if you have one) should be sent to:
Call for Scores
77 Montgomery Street
or emailed to Anna@hebridesensemble.com
If your piece is selected, we will let you know by Friday 20 October and we will ask that you provide us with a set of parts by 1st November 2017. Please ensure that scores and parts are legible. Composers whose work is selected for performance would be expected to attend the event and we would provide you with a recording of your work.
Submissions must be received by 18:00 on 30 September 2017.