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Call for Submissions: 3rd International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition

 Call for Submissions: 3rd International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition
Summary:Call for Chamber Works
Deadline: 23 March 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: The year 2018 marks the 85th birthday of the renowned composer Sergei Slonimsky, an anniversary that will be celebrated throughout all of Russia. Sergei Slonimsky, recipient of the prestigious People’s Artist of Russia award and Professor of Composition at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, is one of the top Russian composers of 20th century symphonic music. Sergei Slonimsky is also the son of the Soviet writer Mikhail Slonimsky and a nephew of the Russian-American composer Nicolas Slonimsky.

As part of the celebration, the Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “” will be hosting the 3rd International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition in May 2018.

This will be an opportunity for young and talented composers from all over the globe to perform their music within the framework of the 5th Saint Petersburg International New Music Festival which will be held from May 21 to 26, 2018. The works of the finalists of the contest will be performed by the Moscow ensemble “Gallery of Actual Music” (GAM-ensemble).

The competition is limited to “Chamber Music” and the submitted compositions must a combination of the following or all of the following instruments:

Flutes (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) / Objects;
Saxophone (soprano, alto);
Cello / Objects;

The length of the compositions must be between 6 and 12 minutes.

Every composition must be written for at least three musicians.

Any composition entered into the competition must not have been previously published, recorded or aired on any broadcast media.

The competition will consist of two rounds: the selection round and the finals. During the selection round, 4 finalists will be chosen.

There is no application fee. All materials must be submitted via e-mail no later than Friday, 23rd March 2018 to the following address:

All potential contestants are recommended to carefully read and become familiar with the rules of the competition on this site: