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Composition Opportunity

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition 2021

  • Deadline date: 3 Sep 2021 [Delivery Deadline]
  • Date held: 4 February, 2022
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Total prizes: EUR 13,000 and publication
  • Entry restriction: The competition is open to all composers born after September 3, 1981


Further Details

Conditions for Participation

  1. a) The competition is open to all composers born after September 3, 1981. Participants who were awarded prizes in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 are no longer eligible to enter.
  2. b) The submitted composition must not be older than two years and should not have been performed privately or publicly, copied, distributed, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet.
  3. c) Only one score in its entirety and not in part is required of each composer.

Details of the composition

  • The composition should be written for one piano (solo or for more than one pianist), and can include all facets of the instrument.
  • The pieces should be contemporary and innovative. It is important that the pieces be appropriate in difficulty for children / young adults and be suitable for pedagogical use. The pianistic difficulties and musical challenges of the submitted compositions must take these aspects into consideration.
  • The score is expected to be comprehensible and clear. Instructions for performance must be written in German or English.
  • The piece or group of pieces should have a time span of 6 minutes minimum and a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • In case the above criteria are not fulfilled, the jury will not take the composition into consideration.


Applications must be in digital form. Upload deadline is September 3, 2021.

For the digital submission please use the digital submission portal on the competition website.


1st Prize: EUR 6,000.
2nd Prize: EUR 4,000.
3rd Prize: EUR 3,000.

  • The jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.
  • Winning scores will be published in cooperation with Universal Edition.
  • Additionally, the jury may create a list of recommended pieces.
  • The Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano in Music Education will release digital recordings of the prize winning pieces and selected recommendations from the jury.

Website: https://www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com/


Contact: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Phone: +43-(1)-711 55/4401

Mailing Address: Rennweg 8, 1030 Wien, Österreich

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