Basel Composition Competition

| 22 Octubre, 2015
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THE FIRST EDITION OF THE “BASEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION” WILL TAKE PLACE ON 16-19 FEBRUARY 2017

 

Basel Composition Competition

 

The “Basel Composition Competition” was created in honour of, inviting musicians of all ages and nationalities to bring their works to Basel for their world premiere. Three of these works will be selected through a careful process during the period of 16-19 February 2017 and will then be awarded monetary prizes at the closing ceremony.

No person is more representative of the Basel musical scene than Paul Sacher (1906-1999). He devoted himself tirelessly to the music of his century in his various roles as conductor, as commissioner of new works and as sponsor and member of numerous guilds and institutions. Amongst the works commissioned by Paul Sacher are Béla Bartók’s “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta”, Bohuslav Martinů’s “Toccata e due Canzoni”, Igor Stravinsky’s “Concerto en ré” as well as Arthur Honegger’s Fourth Symphony.

In 1973, Sacher founded the Paul Sacher Foundation which gained international reputation as a leading research institution after acquiring the estate of Igor Stravinsky and collections from Anton Webern and Bruno Maderna.

In 2017–18 years after his death – Paul Sacher’s spirit will be revived once again as the most compelling works of the 21st century are brought to Basel for the first edition of “Basel Composition Competition” (BCC), an international event open to the public, conceived and organised by Artistic Management GmbH in cooperation with the Paul Sacher Foundation and directed by the Head Juror, Wolfang Rihm.

During the selection process, the jury will shortlist ten pieces to be performed at the competition by the Basel Symphony and the Basel Chamber orchestras. The three winning works shall be awarded monetary prizes totalling CHF 100,000.

AWARDS

The three winning compositions shall receive the following prizes at the closing ceremony:
First Prize: CHF 60,000
Second Prize: CHF 25,000
Third Prize: CHF 15,000

The finalists shortlisted to participate in the Competition shall be awarded an acknowledgement of CHF 1,000 each.

REGULATIONS

The competition regulations can be downloaded here (PDF).

FAQ

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The competition is open to participants of any age or nationality.

MAY I SUBMIT A PREVIOUSLY COMPOSED WORK?
The competition is open to new, non-premiered works. Previously unfinished compositions finished in time for the competition may be submitted, as long as they have not yet been premiered.

MUST ALL SPECIFIED INSTRUMENTS BE FEATURED?
The instrumentation specified in the regulations are meant to provide orientation. Alternative dispositions in the string and wind sections may be used after previous consultation with the BCC committee. For the use of additional / special instruments, please contact us in advance.

WHEN ARE THE DEADLINES?
31 May 2016, 23:59 (CET): Registration, including payment of registration fee.
30 November 2016, 23:59 (CET): Submission of the full orchestral score.

MAY I SUBMIT THE FULL SCORE ELECTRONICALLY?
No, the full score must be submitted in print or in manuscript. Please send it to the specified address within the deadline.

WHERE CAN I PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE?
Please transfer CHF 50 into the following account:
IBAN: CH63 0483 5006 2741 1100 2
BIC: CRESCHZZ80A
Name: Artistic Management GmbH, Basel.
Reference: surname, first name, date of birth

http://www.baselcompetition.com/

JURY

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WOLFGANG RIHM, Head Juror, Composer

FELIX MEYER, Director the Paul Sacher Foundation

FELIX MEYER, Director the Paul Sacher Foundation

MICHAEL JARRELL, Composer

MICHAEL JARRELL, Composer

 

OLIVER KNUSSEN, Composer

OLIVER KNUSSEN, Composer

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