Open the call for the XXXI Young Composers Award SGAE-CNDM Foundation 2020

Young Composers

SGAE Foundation and the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM) have opened the call for the XXXI edition of the Young Composers Award SGAE-CNDM Foundation 2020. Consolidated and among music professionals, These awards aim to stimulate creation in the field of contemporary classical music among young composers and contribute to social development through knowledge of new languages, trends and modes of musical expression.

They may attend all composers in any country in the world with works of any language or aesthetic trend in contemporary music, provided they are under 35 years at the end of the call and partners / as SGAE. Those authors whose works were awarded first prize in editions convened from 2017 may not participate.

The works must necessarily be unpublished, single authoring, lasting between seven twelve, and adjusted to an instrumental template formed by a minimum of five performers and a maximum of nine. Each contestant may only present a single work.

He 10 of September: closing time

The reception of the works to contest will extend until Thursday 10 September 2020. In order to preserve the anonymity of the contestants, the scores will be presented including the original title of the work and a motto (which must be different from the title of the work) and will not indicate the author's name on any of its pages. The scores must be sent by email to the email address along with the author's contact details.

A jury, made up of leading music experts, will select the four finalists who will compete for awards valued at 11.700 euros, distributed as follows: First Prize "Xavier Montsalvatge" (6.000 euros and diploma), Second Prize "Carmelo Alonso Bernaola" (3.000 euros and diploma), Third Prize "Francisco Guerrero Marín" (1.500 euros and diploma) and Honorable Mention "Juan Crisostomo Arriaga" (1.200 euros and diploma). further, to contribute to the further promotion and dissemination of the winning entries, SGAE Foundation will publish a promotional disc live recording of the final concert performances.

special prize: Resident Composer Music Network

These four awards the "Special Award JM Spain" adds, which granted Jeunesses Musicales of Spain. In this way, First Prize winner of this edition will become Resident Composer Music Network of JM Spain during the season 2021-2022. JM Spain will arrange three plays chamber music and award 1.000 euros for each piece. The composer will choose three features of the selected Music Network that premiered by and construed in all recitals in this circuit give more organized 200 concerts a year.

The winners, in November

He 23 November 2020, in the cycle SERIES 20/21 CNDM, It will be held in the Auditorium 400 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía concert with the four finalists will be announced and the awards presented.

Among the winners of previous editions include already established names in the panorama of the current composition, with international careers that show the good health of the Spanish musical creation: Charles Augustine, Mauricio Sotelo, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Jesús Rueda, Jesus Torres, Pilar Jurado, Gabriel Erkoreka, Ramon Humet, Juan Cruz Guevara, Jesus Navarro, Oliver Rappoport or Nuria Núñez, among many others, They have been involved in this indispensable appointment in the section of the ensemble composition nationally.

About the Award

The award, which it was created in 1987 by SGAE on an annual basis, It has become one of the most important events of its kind, by their organization and thoroughness, the prestige of the performers and participants juries.

Through its thirty editions, Award has served as promotional showcase at the professional beginnings of some contemporary authors who now enjoy greater recognition and whose works are common in international circuits dedicated to contemporary music.

More information

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