25 October 2012
Opportunity: Kronos Quartet's Under 30 Project (deadline 16 November)
The Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association has announced the fifth edition of its Kronos: Under 30 Project, a commissioning and mentoring program for young composers under the age of 30. Launched in 2003, the project helps nurture the careers of emerging artists, while enabling Kronos to forge stronger connections with the next creative generation. To date, four composers have received commissions through the project, and nearly 1,000 applications from 49 countries have been reviewed by the quartet.
From this yearʼs call for applications, Kronos will select the composer to whom they feel most artistically committed. That composer will be commissioned to write a new work for Kronos in close consultation with the ensemble. He or she will meet with Kronos, and prepare the piece during a residency with the group at their home base in San Francisco. The resulting work will premiere in Spring 2014 in San Francisco as part of Kronos Quartet's 40th anniversary season, and will also be recorded.
Composers who have not reached the age of 30 by the application deadline, November 16, 2012, are eligible to submit music for consideration. The selected composer must be able to complete the new work by December 2013.
> A pdf application form with guidelines and contacts for further information can be downloaded on the Kronos Quartet website.
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