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Composition Opportunity

Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020

  • Deadline date: 30 Sep 2020 [Delivery Deadline] — Visit our current Opportunities for upcoming competitions, workshops and more.
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Total prizes: Publication, cash, performance, diploma
  • Entry fee: EUR 30


Further Details

Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 is the first edition of the international competition for composers.

The subject of the Contest is to create a premiere composition for a wind orchestra.

The Contest is open - it is addressed to composers of all nationalities.

It is organised in two categories - international and Polish.

The Final Gala of the Contest will be held on 28 November 2020 in Warsaw.

The Contest is organised by the Warsaw Wind Music Association and the PWM Edition.

Applications are accepted until 30 September 2020.

The Contest will be organised in two categories:

A) Category I (international):

  1. a) In the category can take part composers of all nationalities (also with Polish citizenship);
  2. b) Duration of the Composition: 5 to 10 minutes;
  3. c) The theme of the Composition is free.

B) Kategoria II (polska):

  1. a) In the category can take part oly composers with Polish citizenship;
  2. b) Duration of the Composition: 3 to 5minutes;
  3. c) The theme of the Composition is free.

The maximum allowed orchestration: 1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 3 clarinets in B, 1 bass clarinet in B, 1 basson, 2 alto saxophones, 1 tenor saxophone, 1 baritone saxophone, 3 hornsin F, 4 trumpets in B, 3 trombones, 2 tenorhorns, 2 baritone horns or euphoniums, 1 tuba, 1 bass guitar and percussion section (3 percussionists): timpani, glockenspiel, drums (crash, hi-hat, ride, toms, snare drum, bass drum), piatti a due, percussion instruments (triangle, tambourine, cowbell, guiro, temple blocks, maracas, shakers, cabasa, sleigh bells, congas).

The Participant is not obliged to use all of the instruments listed above in the Composition.

The Submitted Compositions may have only instrumental parts, without text vocal parts.

Website: http://www.composers.warsawwinds.pl/en/main-site/


Contact: Warsaw Wind Ensemble

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