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12 November 2019

Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition

Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition

The 2020 Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand as part of the 36th Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival & Conference (28 April- 2 May 2020). Australian composers under the age of 30 are invited to submit scores for the competition - the deadline for materials is 16 December 2019.

There are monetary prizes of US$500, $300 and $200, but more important is the chance to have a festival performance and to be able to travel to the festival and meet other composers. It's worth noting that also the ISCM World New Music Days 2020 will take place in New Zealand (Auckland and Christchurch) around the same time.

The Melbourne Composers' League will select one young composer to represent Australia at the upcoming festival's competition. Composers should be Australian citizens, or permanent residents, and born after 2 May 1990. The work should be written for string trio: violin, viola and cello (or 2 violins and cello). The piece must be no more than 6 minutes in duration.

The score, along with the title of the work, the composer's name in English on the cover and the following information (1-8) must be submitted. The information should be written in English and, where applicable, Chinese names should include the equivalent Chinese ideographs.


1. The composer's personal and contact information: Given names; Family name; Name as it should appear in the programme; Date of birth; Mailing address; Gender; Phone no.; Email address; Website (if applicable).
2. Work information: Title; Accurate duration; Year of composition; Statement of whether the work has been previously performed.
3. The score (.pdf document preferred), or audio/video documentation if the work does not have a written score - as described in the Work Categories.
4. An audio or video recording of the work (if available).
5. Program note for the submitted work in English (maximum 100 words).
6. Technical rider specifying all equipment necessary to perform the work.
7. Short biography of the composer in English (maximum 100 words).
8. High-resolution digital photograph of the composer.

A total of US$1,000 cash prizes will be given to up to 3 winners. Winner of the first prize will be invited to write a new piece to be premiered during the next ACL festival (no additional commission fee is involved). ACL-New Zealand will provide hotel accommodation for the young composers for the duration of the festival.

PDF Scores and MP3 audio files (together with the requested information) should be sent via email (utilising https://wetransfer.com/) to Asian Composers' League Young Composer Competition, c/o Andrián Pertout at apertout@pertout.com. The materials must be received by Monday 16 December 2019.

Contact: Andrián Pertout, President, Melbourne Composers' League - email apertout@pertout.com


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