International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition
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||The year 2012 marks the 80th 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 “reMusik.org” will be hosting the first International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition in October 2012.
This will be an opportunity for young and talented composers from all over the globe to perform their music on the prestigious stage of the Saint-Petersburg State Philharmonic Hall. In addition to the $6000 cash award fund, winning scores will be published by reMusik.org publishing house and the recordings will be released on a CD under the “reMusik” label.
The competition is limited to “Chamber Music” and will take place from August 1st 2012 (the date of the first qualifying round) through the 13th of October 2012, the final concert. Participation in the competition is open to composers of all nationalities and countries who have not yet reached their 40th birthday by the date of the final concert.
Both single-movement and multi-movement works will be accepted into the competition and may have any combination or all of the following instruments (all percussion instruments will be played by one percussionist):
The length of the compositions must be between 6 and 10 minutes.
Every ensemble must have at least three participants.
Any composition entered into the competition must not have been previously published, recorded or aired on any broadcast media.
The application with the complete set of materials must be received no later than August 1st 2012 at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition will be held in two rounds:
The first round will be held from the August 1st to September 5th 2012. The selection jury will then select 6 works to be performed in the final round of the competition. The authors of the selected works will be invited to be present at the finals.
The final round will take place in the Glinka Hall of the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic Orchestra on the 13th of October 2012 in the form of a concert in which the works of the finalists will be performed.
The prizes and diplomas will be awarded, as selected by the Russian and international jury, at the end of the concert.
All potential contestants are recommended to carefully read and become familiar with the rules of the competition on this site: www.remusik.org/competition
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