Polish Composers' Union announces the 61st Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers.
The Tadeusz Baird Competition has been organised annually since 1958. Its aim is to help young Polish composers launch their careers and to encourage their independent activity. The competition is organized thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Association of Authors ZAiKS. It is open to all Polish composers (those who have Polish citizenship or the Polish Card) who did not turn 35 until the closing date.
Tadeusz Baird wrote only one piece for saxophone. Love Songs (1960-1961) is a cycle of four dodecaphonic songs to the words of Małgorzata Hillar dedicated to Stefania Wojtowicz, who premiered them together with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in 1963. The alto saxophone occurs in Song III. A night without you (Allegro appasionato), interacting with the soprano part and showing wide range of expression.
This year, the subject of the competition is a work for 1 to 4 saxophones (a group consisting of: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophon). Duration 7' – 12'. The scores should be sent via e-mail by 30th November 2019.
Rules of the competition available at: https://polmic.pl/index.php?option=com_mwkonkursy&id=1359&litera=0&view=zdarzenie&Itemid=201&lang=pl