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 Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: The Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition seeks to promote the continuing legacy of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, and to promote young Australian composers by providing an opportunity to compose an original work for piano, based on a work of Chopin's.

In each edition of the competition, a specific work of Chopin's is chosen to form the inspiration of the new work, and the winning composition is included in the Piano Competitition as mandatory repertoire.

Please see the Requirements tab for information about the 2017 Competition.

Source Material:
Fugue in A Minor Op. Posth. (Paderewski Edition Vol XVIII)

Duration:
Between 10 and 15 minutes long.

Guidance for Competitors:
• Applicants can use whatever they wish from the Fugue as raw material for a new composition for solo piano.
• The new work is not intended as a copy of the Chopin style, rather, on the contrary, we want something new and musically demanding.

Jury:
Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM

Competitor Requirements:
• Open to all composers who turn 36 no earlier than 1 January 2018, and who are Australian citizens living in Australia or overseas, Australian residents living in Australia , or non-residents domiciled in Australia for at least 5 years.

Prizes:
The prizes for the winning composition are as follows:
• $2,000 (AUD)
• The winning composition becomes mandatory repertoire for the 3rd edition of the Auwstralian International Chopin Piano Competition 2017.
• A residency at one or more institutions in Poland to include at a minimum the Penderecki Centre in Lusławice. The specific details of the residency/ies will be arranged in consultation with the winner.
• A commission from the Friends of Chopin Australia for one of the laureates of the 3rd edition, to be agreed in consultation with the composer, the laureate and the Friends of Chopin Australia.

Rules:
Applications
• No more than one composition per applicant can be submitted.
• Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required contact information and documentation confirming the validity of the application.
• The final date for receipt of applications is 11:59PM (Australian Eastern Time) on 12 May 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
• Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their applications. If an applicant is unsure if their application has been received, the applicant is responsible for confirming this with the Competition office by emailing inquiries@aicpc.org.au
• The jury reserves the right to request additional information from applicants.
• Submission of a valid application constitutes acceptance by the applicant of all competition rules and regulations.
• Composition must be submitted in performance ready, printable, digital format.
Selection and Prize
• The decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to appeal. No correspondence will be entered into.
• All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the competition by email no later than COB 26 May 2017.
• If awarded the prize, the winning composer’s piece will be placed into the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition as mandatory repertoire.

Web Site:www.aicpc.org.au/composition.html

 CC "The contemporary piano 2017"
Summary:Piano Solo/Duets
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: Modern compositions for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Regulation

Subject: Modern compositions for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €40,00 per work / submission, paid to the following account:
EUROBANK GREECE (SWIFT/BIC: ERBKGRAA)
ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason. All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until March 31, 2017 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc) with a printout of the registration payment (bank receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished pianists and composers. Will meet in April 2017 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prize - recording: The winning works will receive:
- Audio & video recording by distinguished pianists - members of the committee.
- The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
- A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/491.html