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 TESLA QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES 2017
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 29 November 2017
Details: The Tesla Quartet is pleased to announce its second annual Call for Scores. Composers are encouraged to submit completed works for string quartet for consideration, with the winning quartet receiving two performances in the spring of 2018. The composition must be written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) and must have a duration between 5 and 20 minutes. The work must also have been composed within the last 10 years.

The selection will be made using a blind evaluation process. All submissions will go to a dedicated email address, teslacallforscores@gmail.com, which will be monitored by an assistant who will transfer all the anonymous scores to the members of Tesla Quartet for review. An anonymous call prevents against any bias while selecting the work. Our decision will be made purely on quality of the music and not personal connections we may have with composers.

The composer of the winning work will receive:

• two performances of the work in the spring of 2018:

March 31
Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics
Hickory, NC

April 8
Hendersonville Chamber Music
Hendersonville, NC

• a professionally produced live recording of the performance
• a $500 honorarium

We strongly encourage the composer of the winning work to travel to the performance, and Tesla Quartet will gladly provide a travel stipend of up to $400 towards his/her travel expenses.

ELIGIBILITY:
1. Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.
2. Previous applicants are eligible to apply.
3. Winners and finalists from the 2016 Call for Scores are eligible to apply, provided their submissions are not the same works as last year’s.

TO APPLY:
1. Submit the entry fee of $15 through the Online Payment Page.
2. Each entry of one (1) anonymous score and parts must be emailed in pdf format to teslacallforscores@gmail.com (subject: “TeslaCFS2017”) along with:
a. An info sheet (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt ) with composer’s name, title of the submission, length of work, short bio, and contact information
b. Receipt or screenshot of completed payment confirmation of $15 per submission.
c. An optional anonymous recording of the work. The recording is welcome but not required. A midi rendering of the work is acceptable if a live performance is unavailable.
(Please note: If your files are larger than 25MB, please send them through a file sharing service such as Dropbox, Sendspace, YouSendIt, Google Drive, etc. to avoid having your email bounce back.)

GUIDELINES:
1. Application Deadline: All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59 pm EST on December 15, 2017. Entries received after this date will not be considered.
2. The submitted work must have been written after January 1, 2007. Works written before this date will not be considered.
3. Composers may submit as many scores as they wish, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry and will require a separate fee of $15.
4. No name or any personal information should appear anywhere on the submitted scores or recordings. Any submission with identifying information will be disqualified from the selection. The entry fee is not refundable.
5. Every submission must include both score and individual instrument parts.
6. Works that include electronics will not be considered at this time. We hope to expand the Call for Scores to include electronic or amplified works in the future.
7. The winning composition will be announced on February 15, 2018.
8. The decision of the Tesla Quartet is not open to appeal. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms.
9. Please see the FAQ below for the most commonly asked questions. Any additional questions may be sent to teslacallforscores@gmail.com. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials or any questions to the Tesla Quartet through our contact page, general email address, our social media portals or contact any of the members personally, as this will violate this Call for Scores' strict anonymity requirements and will result in removal from consideration.
10. Submission fees are not refundable.


Web Site:www.teslaquartet.com/call-for-...

 West Cork Music
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 20 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: West Cork Music invites Irish composers under 35 years of age on 1st January 2018 to submit works for string quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello) of between 5-8 minutes duration for performance at the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2018. Festival dates are 29 June – 8 July

Four works will be selected. The composer of each selected work will receive a prize of €500 and up 3 nights B&B at the Festival. Winning composers will be asked to attend the Young Composers Forum at the Festival on Sunday 1st July, which will be directed by an international Composer, where the winning works will be played through by a Quartet on the Festival’s masterclass programme. The premieres will take place during the Festival in the Town Concert series 2-7 July. There will be opportunities to rehearse with the Quartet 29-30 June

Terms/ conditions:

1. Entrants must be under the age of 35 on 1st January 2018, state date of birth and give full contact details including postal address.

2. Entrants must be of Irish nationality, born in Northern Ireland, resident on the island of Ireland or Citizenship through descent - If either of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, you are an Irish citizen, irrespective of your place of birth.

3. Entrants may submit only one work

4. Winners and entrants from previous competitions run by West Cork Music are welcome to submit new scores.

5. Works must be between 5 and 8 minutes in length and may not involve any form of electronics or pre-recorded sounds

6. Works may not have been performed in concert before a ticket-buying public audience prior to the Festival.

7. Scores must be submitted to West Cork Music by 20 March 2018. Scores must be submitted electronically.

8. Compositions will be assessed by an adjudicator chosen by West Cork Music

9. Works will be assessed anonymously, please do not mark or sign scores.

10. Selected compositions will be announced on www.westcorkmusic.ie by 24th April 2018. Selected composers will be notified by email.

11. Winning entrants must submit instrumental parts by 2nd May 2018.

12. It is a condition of entry that composers agree to attend the workshop in Bantry on Sunday 1st July 2018 at 14.00. Prizes will be withheld in the event of non-attendance. All expenses incurred in attendance are the responsibility of the winning composers. However the Festival will provide up 3 nights accommodation for the composer.

13. West Cork Music reserves the right to alter dates and times of the workshop and subsequent performances.

Please submit entries electronically to Clodagh Whelan at: clodaghwcm[at]eircom.net
Web Site:westcorkmusic.ie/chambermusicf...

 The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition

Through its Composition Competition, the Molinari Quartet wishes to encourage young composers to write for string quartet. Over the past centuries, the string quartet has become, thanks to the great masterpieces written for it, a highly valued but dreadful form to write for, for composers. But even today, in 2017, the string quartet is as alive and exciting as ever !

The Molinari Quartet contributes to the development of the string quartet literature by encouraging composers to send new original scores to its Competition.

The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Seventh International Competition for Composition for string quartet.

Composers are invited to submit an original work for string quartet by April 1st 2018. The winning compositions will be played in concert during the Molinari Quartet's Twentieth and Beyond series to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) during the 2018-2019 season.

The jury will be comprised of the Molinari Quartet's artistic director and its musicians, in addition to well-known Canadian composers Brian Cherney, Denis Gougeon and Maxime McKinley who will determine four winners. The winning compositions will be performed by the Molinari Quartet during a special concert during the 2018-2019 season. After the concert performance the jury will deliberate and choose the order of the winners. The First Prize winner shall receive a $3000 grant as well as a silkscreen by renowned Canadian artist Guido Molinari. The second prize winner will receive a $2000 grant and the third prize winner a $1000 grant. The fourth finalist will receive and Honourable Mention. The jury reserves the right not to grant all prizes.

The winners will be invited to work with the Molinari Quartet prior to the concert and to participate in the Dialogues sur le Plateau series, a public workshop of discussions and analysis produced by the Molinari Quartet.

Rules for Eligibility:

• Candidates must be 40 years old or less as of April 1st 2018, the due date for registration.

• The work must not exceed 20 minutes.

• Only works for string quartet that have neither been performed professionnally nor published as of April 1st 2018 shall be accepted.

• Works for quartet and electronics are accepted.

• Scores must be received by the Molinari Quartet at the latest April 1st 2018. (The post office stamp shall be recognized as the receiving date)

• Scores in pdf format are also accepted and must be received at the latest April 1st 2018 at the following address : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca

• USB keys are also accepted

• Registration fees of $30 CAN must accompany all scores. *

• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be sent separately.

• Parts and scores shall remain the property of the Molinari Quartet.

• The candidate must send a score as well as separate playing parts to the Molinari Quartet.

• All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.

• The candidate shall also send a sealed envelope bearing his or her pseudonym which will contain his or her name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, birth date, nationality (for statistics), resumé as well as a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionnally.

• The composer whose work has been chosen as one of the winning compositions, will not receive any extra payment for the execution or recording of the work.

• The winners of the competition commit themselves to find the necessary funding for a stay in Montreal to work with the Molinari Quartet and assist to the performance in the 2018-2019 season.

* The registration fees may be paid by cheque (to Molinari Quartet), Paypal (qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca) or cash. We also accept US dollars and Euros but you must add 5$ to cover the bank’s conversion fees.

Competition Calendar:

Competition launch: September 2017

Due date for registration and receiving scores: April 1st 2018

Jury: May 2018

Announcement of winners: May 2018

Winners Concert: 2018-2019 season

Please send the scores to :

Molinari Quartet

P.O. Box 56536

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H1W 3Z3


For more information write to : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca or call 514-527-5515
Web Site:quatuormolinari.qc.ca/en/conco...

 Malta International Composition Competition
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: Malta International Composition Competition™ in collaboration with Central Academy of Arts™ | for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) in any style.

The GRAND PRIZE will be awarded in February 2018. Composition Competition is open to composers of all nationalities, without age limit. Max two compositions for each composer is allowed, max 15 minutes. The work/s may have been performed already. International Jury composes of three well-known composers, President, Final Jury member. At most, 5 final works will be chosen. January 2018, the results will be posted on website. Every chosen candidate will receive confirmation.

The Application must include:

-Application Form, sent by email before 15 December 2017;
-Passport copy;
-CV/Bio in English;
-Compositions in PDF/JPEG submitted through Dropbox;
-Recordings, if any audio format (not obligatory);
-Comments about the work in English (one A4 page);
-Enrollment fee 75 EUR;
-Receipt of the payment, sent along with scores and documents.
Web Site:vfimf.com/composition-competit...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php