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16 February 2018

Opportunity: Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition 2018

Opportunity: Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition 2018

The 2018 Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition will take place in Taiwan as part of the 35th Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival & Conference on 19-23 October 2018. Australian composers born after 19 October 1987 are able to submit scores - the main prize is performance at the festival, and an invitation to travel to Taiwan to attend the event. There are also monetary prizes of US$500, $300 and $200. Deadline for the applications is Monday 18 June 2018.

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. The following information has been supplied by the Melbourne Composers' League, and enquiries should be directed to this organisation - please see below for contact details.

The submitted work should be written for a duet of two heterogeneous instruments from the following two groups:

Group A: violin, viola, cello and double bass

Group B: flute/piccolo, oboe, Bb/A clarinet and bassoon.

The piece must be no more than 8 minutes in duration with a maximum of 2 performers.

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

a. Name

b. Nationality, date of birth (copy of the passport)

c. Address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address

d. Title of the work

e. Year composed

f. Duration, instrumentation

g. Biography of composer (maximum 150 words)

h. Program notes (maximum 150 words)

i. Has the work been performed? If yes, where?

j. CD or audio tape of the work (if available)

k. Photo of the composer

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-Taiwan will provide hotel accommodation for the young composers for the duration of the festival.

Scores should be sent to: Asian Composers' League Young Composer Competition, c/o Andrián Pertout, Melbourne Composers' League, PO Box 4172, Richmond East, Victoria 3121, Australia. The scores must arrive by Monday, 18 June, 2018.

Contact: Andrián Pertout, Melbourne Composers' League
Mailing Address: PO Box 4172, Richmond East, Victoria 3121

Further links

Asian Composers' League (www.asiancomposersleague.com)

ACL-Taiwan (www.acl-taiwan.org.tw)


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