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Writing for Violin - Call for Composers
Following the success of the first CompositionToday workshop for horn,
Composition:Today announces a new workshop for composers interested in
writing for the Violin, scheduled for March 2006.
We are looking for short extracts (not necessarily finished works)
, exercises testing out a particular technique, or
can even be just a question (eg. How high can you comfortably trill?),
or they might be short pieces (1 page max).
The session will be recorded by top UK violinist Susanne Stanzeleit,
and performed extracts and examples will be available to the public on
the C:T site at a later date.
By sending in your work you grant us a permanent license to use a recording of the extract on the CompositionToday website.
On your entry please state whether you wish the extract to remain anonymous or not if it is published on the C:T site.
Anyone may send in an extract or a question, but priority will be given to CompositionToday members. Whilst we do anticipate being able to perform all extracts,
we do not guarantee that all entries will be performed.
Even if you are not writing a piece at the moment, why not send in a few bars as an experiment. You'll be able to check back to the site in a few weeks to see how it sounds!
Deadline for entries: 28 Feb 2006
Please send your question, or a digital copy of your extract (Sibelius or Finale) to
or by post to:
PO BOX 850
About Susanne Stanzeleit, Violin
(violin) is one of the leading violinists of her generation. She has performed
worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. She is well known for her unusually
challenging and extensive repertoire, featuring many commissions and UK
premieres of works by composers such as John Adams, Lou Harrison, Gyorgy Kurtag,
John Woolrich, Philip Cashian, Rebecca Saunders etc. Her† more than 20 CDs shave
attracted rave reviews worldwide and she has shared the concert platform with
many eminent musicians, including Gervase de Peyer, Eduard Brunner, Zara
Nelsova, Norbert Brainin and Yehudi Menuhin, as well as regular pianist
partners, Julian Jacobson and Gusztav Fenyo. A sought-after leader, she was
first violin of the Edinburgh String Quartet between January 2000 and June 2002
and co-leader of Sinfonia 21, as well as guest-leading groups such as the
Orchestra of St Johnís, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, the East of England Orchestra, the BT Ensemble, Capricorn and many
others. She was appointed Head of Strings at the London College of Music and
Media in 2002.