The Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow – Sinfonietta Cracovia announces the 6th International Composition Competition "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: hommage à Krzysztof Penderecki", dedicated to the memory of Maestro associated with the Orchestra from the very beginning of its existence.
Competition is aimed to promote young composers and to broaden the repertoire for string orchestra. The subject of the Competition is an original piece entitled Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: Hommage à Krzysztof Penderecki for a string orchestra and percussion (max. ensemble formation 6-5-4-4-1 / perk. 3). Duration of the piece must be from 7 to 12 minutes. Entry into the competition is open to all composers under 40 years of age. Each participant can submit no more than two compositions.
Materials for the Competition in the form of digital files should be sent via the online Application Form, which is available at: http://tiny.cc/sinfonietta. Sending any materials / documents in paper form is neighter required nor allowed. Application deadline is 30 June 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
The function of the Honorary Chairwoman of the Competition's Jury is held by Mrs. Elżbieta Penderecka. The Competition's jury consists of recognized experts in the field of composition: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, Eugeniusz Knapik, Marcel Chyrzyński and Jurek Dybał.
The Competition's prize consist of a premiere performance of the winning composition Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: Hommage à Krzysztof Penderecki during the Sinfonietta Festival in Kraków, including its professional audio-video recording and other performances of the piece during the 2020/2021 concert season. Due to pandemic of the coronavirus the Organizer reserves the right to change the form of the Competition's prize.
Information about the winners and prize-awarded compositions will be published on the Organizer's website: www.sinfonietta.pl no later than 7 July 2020.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
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