Competition

The aim of the Competition is to encourage the accessibility of contemporary music, to promote the works by young composers and the international cooperation of creators, to evaluate and award the best pieces of music.

The competition is organised by Public Enterprise “Ars&Sonoris”.

The partners of the competition are Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Klaipeda Concert Hall, Klaipeda City Municipality, Lithuanian National Radio and Television, JSC “Tubinas International”.
On the initiative of the Organisers, the Organising Committee is formed, the Competition ambassadors are invited, and an international jury is convened.

Participants:
Composers from all countries and of all nationalities can participate in the competition.
The participants of the Junior Group should be born after 20.11.1999.
The participants of the Main Group should be born after 20.11.1985. Participants under the age of 21 can also take part in the Main Group having paid the entrance fee set for the Main Group.

Requirements for works:
Only new, original works of music that have not been published or presented in any other competition or performed in public before 20.11.2021 can be submitted.
Works of music have to be intended for an instrumental ensemble, a choir or an orchestra according to the compositions indicated by the organisers.
Works for film and theatre, at the request of an author, can be accompanied by video material. An author of a related piece is held liable for the right to demonstrate such video content during the competition and the related events. The competition organisers bear no responsibility for the permission of a copyright holder to demonstrate video material in public.

Total duration of a piece of music cannot exceed:
5-10 minutes in the Junior Group;
7-12 minutes in the Main Group.

A score of a piece of music in PDF format, all instrument parts in one PDF file and a demo recording of a piece in mp3, wav or AIFF format must be submitted.
One author can submit only one application for the competition.
The competition is anonymous. When submitting a score, recordings of a piece of music and other related material, an author must indicate only the name of the piece and their pseudonym.

Instrument composition:
String quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello);
Piano trio (violin, cello, piano);
Piano quintet (piano, violin, violin, viola, cello);
String orchestra only for the Main Group (7, 6, 4, 4, 2);
Mixed choir SATB (40 choristers);

An electronic soundtrack can be used in a piece of music. It has to be prepared for demonstration and has to be submitted together with the piece of music.

Entrance fee:
The entrance fee for the participants of the Junior Group is 20 EUR.
The entrance fee for the participants of the Main Group is 50 EUR.

Deadlines:
26 September 2021, 23:59 (GMT+2) for the submission of online competition application form and an attached copy of the paid entrance fee.

3 October 2021, for the submission of the other requested material indicated in Clause 5.2 of the Competition rules.